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Nov 13, 2016 - In Guilin

Vandaag weer een van de hoogtepunten van de reis. De boottocht van 63 km op de Li rivier door het karstgebergte. Helaas regent het ook vandaag, waardoor het zicht deels door wolken wordt belemmerd. Toch heel mooie plaatjes. Daarna nog even over een lokaal marktje gelopen en een paar grappige voorbeelden van Chinglish (Chinese English) gezien.

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Nov 12, 2016 - Van Shanghai naar Guilin

Vanochtend naar de Yu-tuin geweest. Iets minder mooi dan de vorige, maar deze lag dan ook midden in Shanghai. Vervolgens na de lunch met de MagLev (magnetische levitatietrein) met een snelheid van over de 300 km/u naar het vliegveld voor de binnenlandse vlucht naar Guilin. Helaas vertraging gehad waardoor we pas om 21.00u in de regen bij het hotel arriveerden.

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Nov 9, 2016 - The mountain calm...

I’m on a train again…. This time from Guilin to Kunming…. After 5 days in the mountains in the south of China. Last time I wrote I was within the last few hours of my journey over to Guilin, the train journey which finished without incident. We arrived at Guilin station at about 4pm and, after waiting for all the pushing Chinese to get off the train, I made my way to the exit of the station. I was heading towards Yangshou – about 40 miles south east of Guilin and I had read that there were a few different ways of getting there. I could...

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Aug 16, 2016 - Guilin, Chine

Voici le lien à l'album en ligne - Here is the link to the online album: https://goo.gl/photos/XSFLrnTdKWYPPXSXA Guilin n'était qu'un arrêt technique de 36 heures entre nos séjours de Yangshuo et Zhangjiajie. Vraiment trop court pour vraiment apprécier toute la beauté de cette ville. Entouré de superbes et uniques pics de calcaire qui sont illuminés le soir, on y retrouve deux belles pagodes au milieu du Lac Cedar (Shanhu) ainsi qu'un immense jardin botanique. Notre séjour s'est résumé à la promenade de ses sites, savouré la cuisine locale...

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Aug 10, 2016 - Yangshuo, Chine

Voici le lien à l'album en ligne - Link to online album: https://goo.gl/photos/UUuEYpqCpqAaAmTo8 Voici Yangshuo dans la province du sud de Guangxi. On voulait s'y rendre initialement en train mais un 31 heures en siège sans couchette nous emmena à faire l'achat de deux billets d'avion pour y arriver en 3 heures. NOT!!! Un bouchon de circulation monstre nous fait manquer notre vol qui est effectué qu'une seule fois par jour. On se tape donc deux heures à l'aéroport afin de trouver une chambre car notre vol est maintenant le lendemain soir...

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Jul 18, 2015 - Guilin

Nous nous échappons de la grisaille Shanghaienne pour un we a Guilin. Paysages magnifiques composes de pics semblant percer le sol- souvent comparé a la Baie d'Along au Vietnam a tord ou a raison.... 1er jour a bicyclette dans les rizières de Yangzhou ou on a grave crame (pas d'enfant et hop on oublie la creme solaire) 2eme jour en scooter ou on s'est pris un gadin dans les rizières: et oooohhhhh, bing, paf (pas d'enfant et on oublie d'être raisonnable) Une image de la Chine bien différente de ce que vous avez vu avec nous jusqu'a present....

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Jun 28, 2015 - Guilin Day 3 & 4

Tony played tour guide for me again, the man needs to do this for job seriously! He has been so great! First stop was the last remaining Jingjiang Mausoleum/Tomb in the area. There were once 13 but the rest have been dug up. It’s really so beautiful! Tony found us a tour guide and listened to everything she had to say before giving me the whole tour himself, our cab driver even joined us for part of it. I have never ridden so many kinds of transportation in my life as I have the last several days! Admittedly Tony’s scooter is my favorite...

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Jun 27, 2015 - Guilin Day 2

I am assimilating! By the end of my day out with Tony yesterday I was no longer speaking in full sentences. But what a day! Guilin is so very different from everything I know, but I still feel very safe and comfortable here. Though I am a bit of a curiosity to the locals! I have been asked to pose for pictures with random people on the street. To top that off I have learned the 3 steps to ensure you are the center of attention: Step 1) be an American female with bright red hair Step 2) acquire a reasonably good looking local with his own...

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Jun 25, 2015 - Guilin Day 1

We have made it to Guilin! Avoided air sickness despite taking off in a typhoon and quite a bit of turbulence, almost lost my lunch but managed to keep everything down. Had a nice freak out moment when I landed as I was not adequately ready for just how rural it really is here, I actually had a small panic attack thinking that somehow I had landed at the wrong place……we are NOT in the city anymore lol and once again my cab ride confirms my driving skills would be money in this country! We played chicken with a bus for like 2 miles, it was...

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Apr 12, 2015 - Yangshuo Cormorant Fishing

Glorious morning, sunny and cool. Breakfast in the hotel's rooftop garden overlooking Yangshuo and the surrounding karst mountains. I went to the Seven Stars Tearoom while Tom and Steve spent their last morning together at a Haufbrau house eating apfelkihle(?). After Steve left for Hainan, Tom and I went through the shops and cafes of West Street and the waterfront. Found everything from batiks to sesame sweets to South China Sea pearls. There are a fair number of western visitors here, especially backpackers, and a young man shouted "go...

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Apr 12, 2015 - More Yangshou

12 April 15, After a minor revolt on the part of our group we were promised todays “Hike” would not include any steps and it didn’t, all rather civilised walking along a concrete road provided by the government who also insist (and supply) power and running water to all villagers though it seems a lot prefer to drink their own well water and do their laundry in a creek. The Chinese don’t have a word for “creek” and Kiwis call a creek a “duch” (ditch). So it was after much discussion over this we set forth and soon came across a woman...

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Apr 11, 2015 - Yangshuo Impressions Show

As soon as we arrived at AiYuan Hotel, we ordered two tickets for the Impressions Light Show, famous in Southeastern China. It is a spectacular night time performance on the Li River, staged by the film director who created the opening event for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The hotel receptionist collected the 200 yuan per ticket and spoke enough English to assure us that someone would pick us up that evening. It turned out to be quite an adventure! Near dark, a little round woman came into the lobby and motioned us to follow her. Outside...

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