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Beautiful Guilin!! Jan. 9th - 11th, 2008. If you go to China, make sure to go to Guilin.

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A night cruise down the Mulong Lake Park

Guilin ... "I have just arrived by plane and boy, I can breath!   Xi'an was great for the history of the Terracotta Warriors etc. but it was very hard to breath ... the weather there plays a huge role in the air pollution, also I found a low count of trees, by observation, a lot of dust ... we need trees replanted here (Xi'an) to hold down loose earth ...

In Guilin though, I got to experience fresher air,  'sweet little old ladies' saying few words in English to sell their fruits, books, post cards, and one lady was selling aprons ... it was hard to always say no, so I finally bought a Guilin book and a 10 pack of post cards for only 40 RMB ... what a deal 40 divided by 7.5 ... I paid ~ $5.33CAD ... very cheap prices ... your dollar goes very far in China .

Mulong Lake Park--A lovely Pagoda in Guilin during a night cruise!
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It was so amazing going down the Li River ... the hills were so majestic ... this was the highlight of touring in Guilin,  the cruise journey along the Li River ... so gentle, and interesting ... I took photos of women washing their clothes on the rocks along the Li River, women (with children on their backs) reaching out with long sticks with nets at the end to catch fish, NO, to catch $$ from tourists passing by on the many boat tour along the Li River daily ... the landscape along the Li River will forever remain a highlight of Guilin; I can't explain it, but the feeling is amazing!  Next time I will stay for at least a week!!!

At night I took a cruise down the Mulong Lake, right in Guilin  .

A night cruise down the Mulong Lake Park
.. one Pagoda stood out and was brightly lit; we passed through many many bridges that Guilin lights up specifically for the cruises at night ... what a sight and so many kinds of bridges they have built (there is a history behind that ... more research one-day)  ... wish I knew how to take clearer shots with my camera though it was at night and I was on a moving boat ... I would place the camera on the boat edge, place it on timer and wait till the camera 'snapped' a shot ... it was the best way for me to get a steady shot hence clearer ... my photography skills still need a lot of improvement, but considering everything my night-time 'novice' photos of the bridges in Guilin turned out awesome!! I BELIEVE EACH BRIDGE REPRESENTS A FAMOUS BRIDGE THAT WAS BUILT IN THIS WORLD OF OURS, DON'T QUOTE ME THOUGH, STILL HAVE TO RESEARCH THAT THOUGHT THAT THE TOUR GUIDE GAVE ME, I THINK

Oh, I forgot, while on the cruise down the Li River I met a man from Montreal, Canada .

Li River ... such beauty ... river was low in January 2008
.. to have met a Canadian after being in China for over 2 weeks, felt very good also ... the people of China are inviting but there's nothing to compare to meeting a fellow Canadian ... of course I'm biased being a Canadian myself.

In the evening we went to the theater, relaxed and took in more history of China ... the people of China are a 'very proud people'

I'm fallin' asleep ... perhaps I will improve this blog tomorrow ... take care everyone, good-night!!! :)

Posted: April 16th, 2008

row-zzzzz says:
Oh, I have a friend who lives in Guangzhou, flre there, then they took me (her parents) to Macau, then she and I booked a touring group and flew to Beijing (where touring China started for us) then train to X'ian, flew to Guilin, then onto Shanghai, then we flew back to Guangzhou, then family took me to airport so I then flew to HK where I caught my flight back to Canada~ :)
Posted on: Nov 08, 2009
livelovelaugh87 says:
How'd you get to guilin from Hong Kong? Sounds like you had a great time!
Posted on: Nov 06, 2009
kickasstunner says:
Oh I'm planning a trip from Macau-HK-Guilin-Yangshuo-Xian-Guangzhou-Mla next year. :P Do you think I can just take the train to get to those places from HK? ;)
Posted on: Aug 11, 2008
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