In August we took a family trip to Guilin and surrounding area, a must-see for anybody staying in China according to our friends.
We got great tickets on Spring Air, a domestic budget airline, although the travel experience led our Second Oldest to later describe the airplane as a “trashcan with wings.”
We were in search of rural countryside, but thought we ought to do a day or two in the city of Guilin first.
The very awesome youth Hostel “This Old Place” was a reminder of my Eurail backpacking days, with a very international clientele, fussball and pool in the common area, and great pizza.
As I reminisced about my European youth hostel experiences in the 90’s, our Oldest suddenly realized how much there is left to see in the world, and is now inspired to set off on her own adventures.
We wanted to have as much time away from large tour groups and high-dollar entry fees for dumb stuff as possible, so we explored some off the beaten path hikes and local culture.