Starway Western Hill Hotel
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... a far better price!!! We head back to the hotel and are both a little apprehensive about the car journey back. Kate decides sleeping is the best option! It seems like each time she wakes up there is another incident with a vehicle. As we drive back to Guilin the weather improves and we get great views of the Karst (limestone hills). At the hotel we enjoy a few hours of rest time by the pool. Ian heads off for some Haagen Daas ice cream. He comes back ...
... on Trip Advisor. As we got out at People's Park station, a young Chinese couple started talking to us. This was fine, as we were waiting for the rain to die down a bit. They said they were from another part of China. It was all so nice and friendly until they said they were going to a tea room, as Shanghai is famous for them. We read all about these scams, where you are enticed by friendly people, then get massively stung in the tea room. We left them shortly after that and went into ...
... Scenic Area, also known as the Dragon's Backbone. We stopped to buy fresh oranges on the roadside and battled hordes of Chinese tourists with their wave flying leaders as we bought tickets before ascending the mountain. These terraces were cultivated about 600 years ago by the Zhuang and Yao minority ...
... fact that the map I was given from the hostel had all the stops written in Chinese on the back. I got off on the Jie Fang Ding stop and headed south down the pedestrian street admiring a few of the shops and looking at some of the food options. I went down one of the streets off here and had some rice noodle soup with some clams in - delish. I then travelled further down and found this skewer 'restaurant' where you picked up ...
... which name ecapes me, traditional Chinese bridges, an Arc de Triomphe styled bridge and more.
We passed by fisherman using cormorants. These birds are trained to dive into the water catch a fish and resurface. Because they have a rope tied around their neck (sounds awful to us westerners) they can't swallow the fish and the fisherman takes it from his mouth for his catch. We saw all this in action just a metre or so from our boat.