Guilin and nearby rice terraces
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I spent in Guilin two full days. I walked around the city in the very first one, climbed the Decai Shan (mountain) with a very nice view of the city. Then I met an English teacher with whom I spent about 2 hours, he showed me very to eat the best noodles in the town (just for 3 yuan :-) and then we went to a tea house to taste 5 different kinds of tea...again only for 5 yuan. The Tea Master was his friend and studied "tea business" for about 3 years. Tea was excellent.
The other day I took a tour to rice terraces (150y) because I was told I would need to change a bus twice or 3 times before I could get to the final village....and also the price for the organized trip was quite reasonable. I think the rice terraces were impressive although some people might complain that they are not as beautiful as on postcards....Well, one has to note that if you want to get green coloured rice fields you need to get there in the spring instead of in the autumn. On our way back, we stopped in a village where all women, irrespective of the age, have long (1.5m) black hair. They are allowed to cut their hair only once in their lifetime when they are 18 years old. And the secret for having black hair at the age of 60 or 70? Wash your hair in a water left after cooking rice :-) :-) :-)