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 …
It's Christmas II
The last and final trip with the family, Guilin, may have been the best. We took the plane to Guilin on Wednesday to spend the Christmas holiday in a more rural area of China, Guilin. Known for its rice paddies and other natural beauties, we thought a fitting end after spending time in some of the most heavily populated areas on Earth.
Immediately after landing, we found a travel agency that would take us to all the sights worth ...
... it doing so. How cruel this is I leave you to decide. I recall however a wise friend opining on the matter of fox hunting, of which he is no fan. 'If people want to stop cruelty to animals there'd be best off doing something about chicken farming but then they would have to pay more than £5.00 for a chicken'. Sorry the pictures of the fishing are so poor but we took my rather inferior camera as we were by water at night on a raft in the dark! And so to bed knowing we could at last have a lie ...
... forward to it, I'll be teaching very young children English, I had two practice lessons before I left, I actually enjoyed it, they have a lot of energy but very short attention spans. I'm looking forward to Jilin and being more settled in one place, the Old House has been great but felt it was more like a transitional place, the other teachers have left too, one has gone to Nanning, which is close ...
... I was to take (and one plane). The airport was nearly an hour away, then for the fun of checking in and getting searched by security. By 7:40 I was flying the friendly skies on "Hainan Airlines" which is much nicer than any US domestic carrier, cept for SouthWest or Frontier. I was in seat number 3c which was nice.
Landed in Guilin at 10:00 AM and took the shuttle bus into the small city which lies 3 hours by bus, northeast ...