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Travel Blogs from Guilin
... only just visible. However, our guide was oblivious to the pollution, suggesting that it was mainly mist, with a small amount of smog - I might suggest the reverse.
We were greeted at the airport by a humungous terminal building which puts Brisbane to shame. As expected, our flight was an hour late, with ...
... couple one, rather attractive, lady has the gumption to realise these people are not movers and shakers, they are trying to get to get to the restaurant upstairs and point the old folks to the lift. That embarrassment over we had a very nice meal in a restaurant called Mr & Mrs Bund, supposedly one of the 50 best restaurants in the world although it was not as good as Checkers in Montgomery. It was very smart, they even had small ...
... s all a bit artificial. The bamboo boats are made from plastic and we even get pulled over by the river police on the way back! We never got to the bottom of what the problem was but after 20 minutes some of the Germans on the tour start to kick up a stink and they soon let us go. It was either that or the money that changed hands between the Police and our tour guide! 'I'm making all the decisions from now on' says a disgruntled Karen. ...
... We walked down to the Sun and Moon Pagodas,
which sit on the Banyan Lake in the center of the city. There was a lovely walk
around and some great photographic spots of the incredible scenery. We have
finally gotten away from the smog and can actually see more than two feet in
front of us! Better yet, the sun decided to finally show itself to us, however
briefly during our stroll.
In search of the night market, we met a ...
... we were working we were also having fun.
They took us out for some really nice dinner and lunchs and generally treated us like we were real (to quote Chinese for famous person) 'Superstars'.
Huanjiang is a very small town, but in comparison to Yizhou it was surprisingly clean, the stares from the locals were kept to a minimum and the people were really really friendly. The river is a really deep green colour and there's a big square in the middle which is quite ...