Guilin Royal Garden Hotel
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Half way through my summer trip and I am in need of some R&R. So far it has been wake up early and get out with the tours. What I need is a little river cruising. A last minute edition to my itinerary --- a 3 night 4 day Yangtze River Cruise, a.k.a. The 3 Gorges Cruise because of the 3 Gorges you pass through on the Yangtze River from Chongqing …
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... banana grams and the girls went out to explore the city a bit more. They found a nice tea shop and were invited to join a group of men for a cup of tea. They couldn't do much but smile and nod, but they said it was an enjoyable evening. We all loved Guilin. People that we met were incredibly friendly and even if we couldn't communicate verbally, when we tried to ask questions, people tried to ...
... only had two bad dinners, one on the floating dragon boat, and the other in the night market. Otherwise, every meal has been incredible. Chelsea was debating whether she should try a shot of the home made alcohol, the bottles proudly displayed with a different variety of snake in each bottle. She made the right choice, I think, and passed. After dinner, we walked back to the dock area, where Tony had arranged for us to go out on a raft to see the ancient way ...
... got up, showered and finished packing. By 5:10 AM I was done checking out, and on my little bike, making good time on my way to the place where the airport shuttle bus was.
Weird driving around a city of 8 million at 5 in the morning with little traffic, yet still dark enough to be scary in places. Fully aware that being robbed meant certain death for a foreigner with no passport, active credit cards, or money: This ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGuilin Royal Garden Hotel
Not the best located hotel for Guilin, but the distance away from downtown provides an escape if that is what you are looking for--and the trips to the downtown can be walked or easily taxiied.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.