Jin Ao Yuan Hotel
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... the Xianshanlou International Hostel (YHA).
The hostel was at the Xijin Ferry area a very old part of town that had a very strong English and German influence evident by German beer halls and very British-like architecture. We wondered around the area that is juxtaposed with an old city wall above which stood a beautiful temple on the hilltop.
We bunkered down, a male was also placed in our all female dorm room ... go ...
Today main schedule is slim Xihu located in the south of yangzhou very beautiful in April these days. The city flower of Yangzhou Qiong glower broom for only ten days in April. We are very lucky to see it because of higher temperature. The restaurant "食为天” is delicious and worth of money average rate for one person CNY 60. Great first day ...
... hotel, The Li River Retreat, is a 20 minute walk out of town, a small, family run place with lovely views over the river and mountains. It's owned and run by a very energetic Australian, Alf, who was a tour guide, then manager for years, in China, married a woman from Guilin, ran a restaurant in Yangshou first, then sold it and started up the hotel. Apparently, the people who make most money here are the landowners, many ...
... what the medicine really is!
Yangshou is a very tidy city with very neat hedged gardens
and colourful trees. The surrounding hills make a spectacular backdrop to the
city. We drove back to Guilin in the bus and stopped on the way to visit a
traditional and functional farming community. The main crop is the rice and
they also grow abundant crops of chilli, a green-skinned orange which is juicy
but more bland than NZ oranges, cabbage and ...
... clapping there hands excitedly or repeating my greeting enthusiastically both with a massive smile back!
We ate some of the best food I have ever had, seen some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and learnt some of the most fascinating history ever known.
I would urge anyone to explore this unique experience for themselves but make sure you take an open mind, a smile, a bottle of sanitiser and a bog roll with you.
My summary would ...