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A Trip Down Mommy Memory Lane

Xingping and Yangshuo County, Guilin, China

September 4, 2017

Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Grief got me to Guilin. My trip was a pilgrimage of sorts in the hope of tracing Mom’s footsteps in southern China back in 2002.

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Peace in Langshi Village

After a four-hour flight from Beijing, I am met at the Guilin airport by an older woman holding a bag of clementines. We will ride together for the next two hours along deserted mini malls and through rolling mountains, eventually making stops for the herds of cows who block our passage from urban to remote. 435 more words

Travel

A Different Kind of Cruise in a Stunning Terrain

Day 29, Grand Asia 2017

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 – Guilin, China

There are some landscapes that are unlike anything I have ever seen before, and today I cruised down the Li River through just such an area. 474 more words

Cruising

53 - Around Guilin (and farewell, China)

September 15

Arrival to Guilin by nightfall. I meet 4 Air France flight attendants in my hotel reception, and we go for dinner together. I am very proud of how fluent – if a little bit rusty – my French is. 1,748 more words

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Guilin, China and Environs - A Photo Journey

Terrace rice paddies, karsts, ancient villages, the Li River and Cormorant Fishermen.  Guilin has it all if one is an aspiring photographer.

We climbed mountains, waded in the river, traveled by rafts and drove for hours to get the perfect shot. 53 more words

Photography

Yangshuo to River Li

Image Courtesy of Sally Cronin

After breakfast, the bus driver headed through the Yangshuo countryside to the Li River.

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Lifestyle

Guilin, a Li river cruise and a rooster that lost its head

10/7 We left Xian quite ready to be on our way again. Mode of transport to Guilin was by plane and so we set out for Xianyang airport. 883 more words

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