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Our Travel Blog is the place to share our real life, travel experiences in China with you. Besides, we will provide information related to Chinese culture and China travel guide. "A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near." Traveling makes us to be closer, let's discover China together!

Yellow Ginkgo Leaves Trip

2009-12-17 | Life in Guilin | Comments(1) |   Views:(614)

Yellow Ginkgo Leaves Trip On Sunday, I was with full of expectation and curiosity to start my trip to Haiyang town which is located in east part of Guilin area, about 40 kilometers far away from Guilin city. The regular buses between Guilin city and Haiyang town are available daily from early morning to late evening, the bus trip just takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to Haiyang, so, it is very convenient to get there. Also, the bus ticket price is very cheap, just RMB7 per way, you do not need wait too long for the bus, very frequent for the shuttle. ...

The First Experience to Yongfu Cave, the Tour Guide for a Happy and Long Life

2009-12-03 | Life in Guilin | Comments(0) |   Views:(918)

The First Experience to Yongfu Cave, the Tour Guide for a Happy and Long Life Yongfu county is one of the newly developed scenic areas in Guilin, we were lucky to be invited to have a short day experience in this place. As the scenic areas is going to be open to public in the coming 1st, Jan, 2010. I guess my colleagues and I were one of the first groups who will have the chance to see here. ...

This is Guilin City

2009-10-26 | Life in Guilin | Comments(0) |   Views:(1587)

This is Guilin City I always like to introduce Guilin city to foreigners, it is not only beautiful natural scenery city, but it is a historical city. In the mean time, I also ask them a cute question Do you know why the city is called Guilin, most of them surely do not know the exact answer....

National Holiday in Xing'an

2009-10-10 | Life in Guilin | Comments(0) |   Views:(577)

Xing'an is one of the counties in Guilin, like the world famous city of Guilin, Xing'an is also a great place for tourists especially it enjoys good reputation among...

Two days trip with Indian friends

2009-09-08 | Working at VisitOurChina | Comments(0) |   Views:(776)

Two days trip with Indian friends Hi, I am Jane, On September 2, 2009; I had a very pleasant trip in Guilin with Indian friends. That was a part of my internship at Visit Our China, as well as my first experience to travel with foreign friends. It is an unforgettable experience in my life. ...

Zhongyuan Festival in Guilin

2009-09-03 | Life in Guilin | Comments(0) |   Views:(830)

Zhongyuan Festival in Guilin September the 3rd, 2009, a special day in China, the Chinese Zhongyuan Festival comes. For Chinese people, there are two kinds of calendars we are using among centuries, the solar calendar and the lunar one, the solar one is the same date as the one we usually talk about in our daily lives while the lunar one was commonly used in the old China but is still being used by many people to record their birthdays, the date and it is even used to judge the lucky level on each day and it is used to keep the agricultural seasons for the farmers. Today is the July 15 of the lunar calendar, the traditional Chinese festival today is also called the Hungry Ghost. I have witnessed the celebration activities in Guilin. ...

TV-Commercial for Guilin

2009-05-19 | Life in Guilin | Comments(0) |   Views:(524)

Last Thursday my colleague Sandy came to me and asked if I were interested in acting in a TV-advertisement for Guilin. A friend of her had asked her for a foreign "actress". Of course I agreed to this idea, because I thought it could be a funny thing to do.

I Love Guilin Mifan!

2009-05-12 | China Food | Comments(1) |   Views:(678)

I Love Guilin Mifan! If you come to Guilin, you should not miss one thing: to taste Guilin Mifan Guilin Rice Noodle. It is mostly served in those small places which remind me of garages, and which do not look very clean for western standards. The price is very low, usually it costs 2,50RMB. Then you get a metal bowl with typical rice noodle. They have the same appearance as Spaghetti, but are brighter. The cook will ask you for the style you want to have it: with Jiurou (Beef), Zhurou (Pig) or sometimes even horsemeat (Marou). You will get some thin slices of this meat on top of your noodles. Then two different sauces and fried peanuts are added. When you receive the noodles, you can add chili, green beans, beet and chives....