After a successful 3 month season at the Liangzhu Museum Te Papas Touring Exhibition Kura Pounamu was ready to head off to it’s next venue at Guangdong Museum. Over two days the 1357 km journey would take Lisa Ward and Mark Kent through some of Chinas most spectacular scenery. Mark has sent back his description of the travels of Kura Pounamu.
After bidding our farewells to our friends at Lanzhou Museum we headed head for our next destination the Guangdong. After many hours of travel we broke our journey overnight when the team spent the first evening at the river side city of Nanchang, where we got to experience some local Nanchang spicy dishes with the Huaxie transport and install crew.
We were on the road again the next morning at 6.30 am because we had to exit Nanchang before the heavy truck no go zone came into force in the city at 7 am. We certainly got to know the back of this Huaxie truck (with the exhibition inside it) well over the two days as we followed it.
Once we arrive we have to wait for approvals before we can begin working on the exhibition. Each province requires customs inspections once the exhibition arrives at the venue, and only once we receive the Guangzhou customs clearance could we start to install the exhibition, but thats a story for another time.