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The Chief (of Xiamen Police) – Part 2

So we checked out on the local resort map. Like many foreign language maps in china, locations ranged from inaccurate to non-existent. Still, there was totally a police station there as the hostel staff had heard people talk about it, they’d never been themselves though. Why would there be any need to? No […]


The Chief (of Xiamen Police)

The island of Gulangyu is a weird little resort off it’s bigger sister island, Xiamen. And it is a weird place, the attempts to make it more of a resort end up taking away any of it’s natural attributes. It has interesting rock formations and hollow caverns that cause it to sound like […]


Fizzy Ale?

Whilst on an eight day tour of New Zealand’s South Island, one of the first activities planned was the journey from Christchurch, on the east coast to a town called Greymouth on the west coast. This involved an amazingly scenic ride through the ‘Southern Alps’ on a fairly rickety train. The views […]


Guangzhou Tourism

Some visitors to this site are using the search terms “gonzo china” because they don’t know how to spell “Guangzhou”. This isn’t a problem for us, as we at Gonzo Tourism are happy to get any links we can, but I think I should give the people what they want. So, due to […]


Chinglish, Amusing Signage and Products | Part One

Looking through my travel photos I realised I had a quite a few examples of amusing ‘Chinglish’, (that’s poorly translated, grammatically incorrect signage or product packaging which oft-times has humourous connotations). Now, we are not mocking here at Gonzo Tourism; the end result of us trying to write a sign in Mandarin would […]