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Published: April 10th 2006
Peak of Solitary Beauty
This is a lovely small peak in the center of the city. We climbed to the top to enjoy a wonderful view. Note the many hills in the background
Hell Flight: I must share my experience at the flight from Beijing to Guangxi.
After just a few minutes in the plane, I started to fear that I would not arrive alive in Guilin, not because of a plane crash, but because the bad breath of the man by my side was going to kill me. I am not exagerating. It was lethal!!! Thanks to finding a strongly smelling lotion in my bag, which I practically put inside my nose, I am still alive to write to you.
A troll to the bathroom revealed that we were 2 of the 3 non-chinese people on the packed flight.
The bathroom smelled soooooooo horrible and the floor and toilet were sooooo completely wet. Needless to say, I had to go back to my seat and hardly breath for the rest of the trip.
But I survived, and I here to talk about my destination:
Guangxi is one of the 5 autonomous regions in China, which in theory only, have an element of self-government. It borders Vietnam. It's humid.
Guilin is an oasis of fairy-tale limestone stone peaks. Lakes, hills, pagodas, gardens by the water,... makes this a very nice city.
Hills of Guilin
Amanda $ Patricia climbing hill
by the paths around the lakes to witness locals strolling until past 11pm, some massaging themselves (face, ears...), others practicing tai-chi, many playing cards or checkers.
definetely a great place to visit!
Ah. I had great massageS, for 30 yuan per hour (less tham $8)!! Im being spoiled or what?
Guangxi faz fronteira com o Vietnam e eh uma das 5 regioes "autonomas" na China. Pelo menos em teoria, elas tem um elemento de governo proprio que favorecem as minorias que as habitam. Guilin eh a maior cidade desta regiao. Eh um oasis de picos de pedras. Sao muitas as colinas, pontes, lagos, jardins, pessoas interessantes.
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