We got a to Guilin at 5pm. As there are 2 train stations we weren't sure which one we were going to. As it turned out we were in the closest one to the hostel so we walked for 15mins and found it straight away. We checked in and went to the bar.
After a few beers the English guy we met in Beijing walked in. He was stopping in the same hostel as us. We proceeded to play drinking games with doubles in pool, the losers drinks a shot of a Chinese spirit call Baiju (60% proof and very horrible). James' lack of skill in pool meant we lost majorly and had quite a few shots. Towards the end of the night someone knocked a shot over, it was moped up in 5mins. During that time it had stripped the varnish away on the bar. We decided that Baiju couldn't be good for us and limited ourselves. We agreed to stop after the bottle was drunk.
James felt unwell and retired to bed. I stayed up for more pool. I should have followed James lead as I didn't feel very well when I finally went to bed.
The next day we spent nursing our hangovers and watched a few films. In the evening a big group of people from the hostel went for food, mostly Europeans, there was a few Asian people out as well. We went to a street food BBQ place where they had seats for small children. We let the Chinese speaking people in the group order. They mostly did a good job ordering chicken, oysters, octopus tentacles and pigs brain soup that were surprisingly nice. With a few beers each the bill came to £2 per person.
We decided to find a bar and found one after an hour of looking. We played a nice drinking game with more Baiju. Thankfully neither James or I lost. We found a club afterwards where they brought out chickens feet as nibbles. They were black and tasted horrible.
They next day was raining so we didn't go too far from the hostel. We booked our tickets to Hong Kong. We decided to get a sleeper bus for a change. At night we had a few beers but took it easy. James entered an illegal poker tournament and came second while I watched a few films.
The last full day we went to Yangshuo, it's a really scenic town. We hired a moped out for the day and went round the mountains. They asked for £100 deposit, we only had £20 on us. Using our excellent negotiating skills we settled on £20 deposit. They didn't ask for a driving licence and didn't give us any helmets (there's millions of mopeds in China and no one wears a helmet). After a day riding around we went for pizza and headed back to Guilin. Once back at our hostel we hid in the room so no one could tempt us to drink.
We walked around the city on the before we left for Hong Kong. We had some food at the hostel and decided to get a bottle of Baiju for when we met Rob (a friend from home) in Hong Kong. The trouble was when we got back to the hostel we met more people and nearly drank the bottle.
We found the bus station with help from a few locals. The beds on the bus were no way near big enough for me but perfect for James. James reminded me again we're with his kind of people now. We both remember the bus breaking down in the middle of the night but slept through most of it. When we woke up we were somewhere near Hong Kong but no idea where. After a hour of looking we found the right bus to take us over the border. Once in Hong Kong we found our hostel pretty easily.