Guilin Park Hotel
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Off to Guilin
After the hectic and strenuous last 24 hours we afforded ourselves a bit of a late start and headed off on our road trip (via our private van) at 11.00 am to Hangzhou Airport for the next leg of our journey.
The trip was scheduled to take anywhere between 3 - 5 hours (depending on …
- Rainy day - motorbike to bus station as bus was full - wanted 2rmb but then said 20rmb when I got there - gave him 10rmb still great pay - trusted stranger to take me and put day pack in fron t of him as my main pack was on my back
- Bus to Guilin - try to overcharge me but Chinese tell me the ...
... an eyelash of being nailed by a van. At last, we did eventually get out to a quiet area where the scenery was breathtaking: the sun was setting, fallow rice paddies glimmering and mountains changing from green to red to dark brown as the sun started to set. Small houses lined the street we rode on so we got to see some goings on, including people chopping kindling, washing vegetables, and children playing, and of course, the obligatory dogs, chickens and ...
... went to the hostel restaurant for the best hamburger I've ever bought in a youth hostel. Caught up on E-mails, worked on this blog, added the Chinese spelling of "Yizhou" to my phone photo files so I can show it to the ticket people at the Guilin bus station when I get there tomorrow. I also added phone numbers of youth hostels in the area. I didn't need them.
At dinner time I went to my favorite street restaurant table and ...
... to the hostel to Skype Rosie's family before getting an early night before yet another long train journey tomorrow
With Guilin being our introduction to China it was at an unfair disadvantage as the place that had to take the brunt of our culture shock! After we got over the initial staring and lack of English, along with the toilet conditions, we soon started warming to Guilin as soon as we went on the trip to Yangshao village. The ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services