Monday, January 24, 2011

Tour Guide

Many asked me about my tour guide( "my tg")...
However, I'm sorry but I'm unable to recommend my tg to you. As I felt that, my tg lack experience and knowledge in this field. We went to many places and there was no explaining, just going along from one place to another. Quite many places, we were just left taking pictures and not knowing why. I was not satisfied at all. From my viewpoint, my tg packages are very expensive, I found on websites other cheaper option. There were other times, that we did not have anywhere to go and if we chose to go a certain place, we have to add money and entrance fees. Really expensive.

Therefore, with such lack of experience and pricey package, I wouldn't recommend my tg. Sorry.

My advise on choosing tour guide:
1) It is better to know what you are paying for.
For example: Is the entrance fee included? Is it by big boat or bamboo rafting? does the rooms comes with breakfast? If I want to add other places, do I need to pay for it, etc.
2) How reliable is the tour guide? Does he have experience is this field?
Does he have good reputation? everyone who tried did they say give comment about his services?
Note: Doesn't mean that one website has good reviews on a certain tour guide that he is the best, check on other websites, he may put his own reviews. I heard from other ppl that some tour guide spam or put good comments about themselves. If he has a little bad review, do take note...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Yangshuo Hotel

Magnolia Hotel
A Simple hotel with traditional chinese decoration, with modern bedding and toliet. It is quite affordable and value for money. The rooms and bed was very clean. The only slight problem with was the bathroom, the water got stuck as a result of drainage problem, but other than that thumbs up for that price we were paying for.




The hotel has other rooms too, that look really great and had a modern bathtub too.

Overall rating:
Cleanliness: 3 stars
Decoration: 3 stars
Location: 4 stars

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Yangshuo Day 3

Cycling to Moon hill was in our itinerary, unfortunately due to rain, we decided to use the car instead. We explored the yangshuo villages, climb moon hill, to have a panoramic view of Yangshuo and Yulong River.

The view from Moon Hill
The view from Moon Hill

Then we ate lunch. I will write my review in the restaurant page. Rest of the day, was shopping... and the next day we headed back home.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Guilin & Yangshuo FOOD

These are some of Guilin & yangshuo food that I wanted to share with you:

Beer Fish- Cloud 9 restaurant

Guilin- Yangshuo Day 2

Day 2
We travel from Guilin to Yangshuo. We took the bamboo rafting for 2 hours. There was actually 2 types of transportation either we took bamboo rafting or the big boat.I would definitely recommend bamboo rafting. It may look dangerous but it is very safe, very cooling and make you feel close to nature. It is much more fun travelling this way and get to try something new.

Below are the sceneries along the way:

2) Fuli Town
After our bamboo rafting trip, we proceeded to Fuli Town. It is an old town with old building and houses. You will be able to see how people live a simple life. There are stalls selling clothing, bags and shops selling chinese painting, don't forget to haggle.

We checked into our hotel-Magnolia Hotel and the rest of the day was all on our own. We walked the streets of Yangshuo, from one corner to another.


3) Liu Shan Jie Show
Is is a show not to be missed! Everyone recommended us to go for this show and it is really fabulous. Lights, Water as its natural background, sound equipment and the creative director- Zhang Yi Mou (the beijing olympics opening ceremony director)- you get a show that will blow you away. Must go.