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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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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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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 10, 2015 - Guilin

The three of us flew to Guilin where we spent one day before beginning our Li River cruise. Tom and I walked through lovely Seven Star Park with several interesting things to see including a small zoo that is home to the Beijing Olympic pandas. Perfect time to see blooming trees and spring plants. Unusual rock formations throughout the area, including Camel Hill where Bill Clinton made a major ecological speech in 1998. Guilin is ringed by dramatically beautiful karst mountain landscapes, unique to this region of China. Tourism is the...

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Apr 10, 2015 - Guilin, post card scenery

Guilin, Ok so here we are in Guilin, here to do some mountains climbing and look at some Reed Flute Caves then watch some Cormorants fishings (sic). A late start after our late arrival last night and off we set to the Reed Flute Cave. It’s a series of huge caverns with as much coloured lights as the “party” could spring for and over 500 steps, also in the “great hall” there is a rather spectacular Son et lumière aka sound and light show which illustrated how the caves were formed then 20 metres away was “the dying swan from swan lake” all...

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Mar 31, 2015 - Scenes from a 20 Yuan Note

We arrived late in Guilin...around midnight when we got to out hotel! It was 72 degrees and humid. Our guide is Li. He and his wife live with his parents. His wife is pregnant. And expecting the baby to arrive in August. Guilin has a population of 700,000. Most of the industry was shut down in the 80's and now survives on tourism. The city has a building height limit so there are no high rises. It is surrounded by cliffs. A change from all The other places we have seen. You can buy an apartment here but you can only own it for 70 years....

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Nov 9, 2013 - Yangshou

On Saturday we walked back down the hill to be taken by car to Guilin and a trip down the Li River to XingPin The river is surrounded by huge limestone mountains which are all different shapes. The Chinese have names for most of them and they are truly spectacular. It was very pleasant going down the river but I did have my worst toilet experience at the public toilets before getting onto the boat. Without going into details it took me three looks inside and a bursting bladder before I got the courage to use the facility. Our guide speaks...

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Nov 7, 2013 - Guilin

On Thursday we flew to Guilin. The plane was delayed yet again due to "traffic Control". We were all on board after getting on a shuttle bus as the plane was out on the tarmac when the announcement came that there would be a three hour delay. We all had to get back off, hop in the bus and head back to the airport. After about an hour we were called back to the plane but with a lot of passengers caught by surprise it was some time before the last of the stragglers were on board. In the end we arrived at Guilin about two hours late. The smog...

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