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Thanks for your great contributions to Zhuhai! Jpatokal 11:45, 9 July 2006 (EDT)
Would you be interested in helping out with the Wikitravel:Chinese Wikitravel Expedition? Jpatokal 13:01, 9 July 2006 (EDT)

Thanks for the offer but I've got too much $#*t on my plate right now. Very interesting project though, good luck!

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Would you please upload your images to Wikitravel Shared, which is where we upload all of our images so that they may be used on every Wikitravel language version. Thanks! -- Andrew

Hi,
Would you clarify who the author is and the image license for Image:Guangzhou-SunYatSen.jpg? Thanks. Specifically, we need to know if the image is available under the CC-by-SA 1.0 license. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 09:41, 5 January 2007 (EST)

climate[edit]

Just as a point of interest, why don't you think that climate can have an effect on people's character? I'm thinking of Australia and the UK, Thailand and Japan or Spain and Germany as examples. WindHorse 10:42, 13 March 2007 (EDT)

Maybe it does to some extent, but its contribution is insignificant. In the case of Guangzhou, or any of those places you mentioned above, the prevailing political and socio-economic conditions play a bigger part in determining how people behave rather than the weather.
I don't know if that is true, as I have overwhelming found most warm places, whether in Europe or Asia and irrespective of their political systems, to be more laid back than their colder northern counterparts. And I would make an educated guess that this characteristic stems from people in colder climates historically having to make major preparations for surviving long winters without access to fresh food or fuel. However, I will not change back the amendment, but was just interested in the logic behind your comment that it was ridiculous to suggest that climate could play any part in the development of a national or regional characteristic. Thanks for you feedback. WindHorse 11:25, 13 March 2007 (EDT)
I have two reasons for saying that, actually. First- Cold, long winter months with shorter days are when people are more likely to take it easy don't you think? That's what I'd do. Second- I'm living in Singapore, one of the warmest places on this planet. People here are in a constant, unrelenting state of panic, pressure and rush. Definitely not laid back at all.
Ha Ha. Yes, that's very true. Singapore definitely cannot be characterized as laid back. WindHorse 12:12, 13 March 2007 (EDT)

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