We took a high-speed train from Guilin to Beijing. It took about ten hours and 30 minutes.
My friend Becky showed us around the Yangshuo countryside. There is certainly nothing better than having a local guide you.
Top 5 places to eat or drink in Yangshuo
West Street has loads of restaurants and cafés to choose from, but some of the best places to eat or drink are hidden away. Here’s my top 5 vegetarian-friendly places.
Top 5 things to do in Yangshuo
The shops and restaurants along West Street in Yangshuo entertained us, but the real magic took place in the surrounding countryside.
Cruise down the Lí River
We travelled with 40 Chinese tourists down the River Lí. The tour wasn’t great value for money, but the scenery was worth every penny.
A day trip to Longji Rice Terraces
Despite the rain, we spent the day exploring Longji’s rice terraces and met some traditional women with really long hair.
Guilin acted as our base while we visited the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the south of China.
Border crossing: Vietnam to China by train
We said goodbye to Vietnam and took the night train over the border to China. From there, we took our first high speed train to Guilin.
Traffic in Vietnam
Crossing a large intersection in Ho Chi Minh City was practice for dealing with the roads and traffic throughout Vietnam.
Top 5 things to see and eat in Hanoi
We wandered around Hanoi’s streets in the heat, exploring what Vietnam’s capital had to offer. Here’s what you got up to.