LONGJI RICE TERRACES (龙脊梯田)

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  • We were here: October 17, 2018.
  • Number of days needed: 2. We would gladly have stayed a second day having had more time.
  • My score: 5/5.

It is not that this place is more or less beautiful than Guilin mountains, it is different but equally impressive; if I rate it a bit higher is because there are not as many rice terraces as karst mountains in China. This is simply a lovely site. Continue reading “LONGJI RICE TERRACES (龙脊梯田)”

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CHONGQING CITY

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  • We were here: half a day in October 2018.
  • Number of days recommended: it is not recommended.
  • My score: 1/5.

Almost every place I score as 1/5, which in my scale comes to mean “avoid it if you can”, usually receive that score not because they are horrible and / or dangerous, but because they have no point of tourist interest noteworthy, but this is not the case about Chongqing, which is undoubtedly the ugliest and most chaotic city we have visited in China. Continue reading “CHONGQING CITY”

Antarctica

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  • I was here: 6 days, plus 4 navigation days, from December 25, 2007 to January 3, 2008.
  • Number of days needed: at least those 6 + 4.
  • My score: 4/5.

If a week ago I wrote about the most atypical place where I had spent Christmas, why not continue with the most atypical place where I’ve been when the year has ended and the next one started? Continue reading “Antarctica”

AUSTRALIAN DESERT

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  • I was here: from December 23 to 25, 2005.
  • Number of days needed to see the most famous spots: 2.
  • My score: 4/5.

Thinking about writing about an unusual place where I have spent Christmas, the answer has come immediately to my mind, as far as I do not know what may be more unusual for a Spaniard than spending Christmas eve dining kangaroo barbecue and bathing in a pool at 30ºC at midnight, and Christmas hiking at 45ºC in a desert at the antipodes. Continue reading “AUSTRALIAN DESERT”

TRANSPORTATION IN GUILIN: GETTING THERE AND AROUND, AND HOW TO GET TO YANGSHUO AND TO LONGJI RICE TERRACES

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HOW TO GET THERE

GUILIN LIANGJIANG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Nearly 30 km west of the city center, there are direct flights to major Chinese cities and multiple international destinations, Continue reading “TRANSPORTATION IN GUILIN: GETTING THERE AND AROUND, AND HOW TO GET TO YANGSHUO AND TO LONGJI RICE TERRACES”

Sichuan (四川)

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Few foreigners know where it is or what is in it, in fact almost nobody knows its existence; There is not a single organized trip that passes through here, this being the way how more foreign tourists visit the country. Unknown to the world and yet, this province is a treasure within China. Continue reading “Sichuan (四川)”

GUILIN (桂林) CITY

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  • We were in Guilin for 2 days in the middle of October 2018.
  • Recommended number of days: 1 or 2.
  • My score: 3/5.

The first destination advertised for tourist by the government itself back in 1949 is, as the name suggests, a city in its entirety, with more than one million inhabitants. So much that most of the time we can not see the famous peaks that we have heard so much about, Continue reading “GUILIN (桂林) CITY”