Yay for leaving China on this day! Woke up early once a frickingen. Get taxi to Guilin north then fat train to Guangzhou South. Sat next to daughter on her moms lap- so cute, posed for photos as Laura slept. Next metro to Guangzhou East and train to Kowloon. HK like a different country. Metro to hostel which smells funny and sleeps 9. So much humidity! Get excited in supermarket with fresh fruit and english food. Found by hot American and guided to cinema. Trekke...
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Wake up early for rice terrace trip. 3 HR trip in mini bus, forced convo with Alice and Geoff who Laura is conviced are drug dealers. See long haired ladies then off to rice terraces. Tour guide Valerie couldn't give two f***s. Love it. Got cable car us and hiked down then home for breakfast for dinner and bed.
No sleep because of squeaky bed. Up early for Li river cruise. Meet two medics on elective and antie the Norwegian. Cruise 42£ and not good, packed with Chinese tourists and food terrible! Dropped In Yangzhou- mountains nice but town terrible with tourist shops everywhere- kill time before return home for indian (not great)
Train journey not as bad as anticipated but dirty and no real food. Get to Guilin late so book activities and eat next door to hostel before bed as early start for Li river cruise.
Woke up early and got 8 hour train to Kunming from Lijiang. Grubby. Ate too much long life food. Got to Kunming which was crazy busy and security ridiculous due to terrorist attack last year. Hardly any food at station. Ate chips and ice cream- feel so unhealthy! Get worst sleeper yet! They don't wash the sheets and it's small and dirty. Commence 23 hour train ride to Guilin.