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As i said the last few days were lots of free time, few things to see. We had the morning off before we left to Guilin at 2 pm. We needed to wait for the nighttrain, which departed at about 9.30pm. In other words, we arrived in Guilin at 4ish and had to sit our time out. But without a room (which meant you had to be out and about for like 4 hours, when you already stayed there for a few days and didn't want to do anything) it was a very long, boring day. We left at 8 to the station, luckily from there it all went by pretty fast. Once the train started riding, we had a little nightcap before going to bed. Everyone went to sleep at about 11, because we were tired of a day of doing not much lol. Sleeping in the train was okay, a bit wobbly but i slept.
At 9 am we arrived in Canton, or Guangzhou as it is called there. We got to the bus (by the way that station is HUGE). It was really hot and humid there, like 30 to 35 degrees C, while Guilin was maybe 20 degrees. So when we got out we had quite a setback. First we had a small city tour. After that we went to the Chen Temple. The temple had magnificent decorations, outside as wel as inside. There also were embroideries that we so refined they looked like paintings, only when you came really close you could see the threads.
Next stop was a market, mostly for herbs. They also had cats and dogs (to sell as pets, not for dinner), frogs, turtles, fish and chickens. There also was one man who sold tiger paws and other illegal stuff....We walked from there to the island in the Pearl River. It was an island that had been occupied by English colonists, you can see that when you look at the buildings, they have that typical colonian style. It wasn't that interesting to be honest and it all was a pretty fast walk-by, we moved to Starbucks, had coffee and went to our hotel. After our last Chinese dinner (delicious as always), we headed to the airport. We left for home a little before 11 pm.