GUILIN TOUR: Spring 2004
This is a continuation from our Mao Ping Visit - Back to the city to stay the night and then the rest of the group goes back to Hong Kong while Billy and I hitch up with two wonderful girls who had helped with the translating in the village. Both girls live in China, did graduate work at Columbia Univ in NYC and are fluent in both Mandarin and English. What great guides - we were able to go places and see things that we never could have done without someone to speak the language. You can get around Hong Kong fine with no Chinese but not at all in the parts of China where we were.The girls arranged a 3 day tour - lodging, meals, van, driver, guide - underground cave, waterfall, park, lake, ancient village, shopping - a wonderful experience and 2 new friends. We learned so much about China - politics, religion, economics by talking with the girls.