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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YANGSHUO (阳朔)

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  • We were here: a few hours on October 16, 2018.
  • Recommended number of days: from 2.
  • My score: 4/5.

Guilin Prefecture was the first place that Chinese government decided to promote as a tourist destination back in the middle of the 20th century. Soon Guilin City, its capital, Continue reading “YANGSHUO (阳朔)”

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”

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”

GUILIN, YANGSHUO ANG LONGJI

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  • We were here: 4 days in the middle of October 2018.
  • Number of days required: minimum 3, but perfectly we could spend twice as much time.
  • My score: 5/5.

Karst landscape never disappoints in terms of beauty: with impossible peaks, the shape of the mountains in this area is surreal. Continue reading “GUILIN, YANGSHUO ANG LONGJI”

MOUNT HUA (HUASHAN 华山)

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  • We were here: October 3, 2018.
  • Number of recommended days: 1 if we have seen other Chinese mountains, 2 otherwise.
  • My score: 2/5, although this depends even more on if other mountains among the important ones in the country have been visited before, since at least one should be a mandatory stop (what would mean 3/5 or higher), regardless of whether we are countryside fans or not.

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SYDNEY

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  • Al was here: 2 days by the end of November 2005 and 5 by the end of February 2012.
  • Number of days needed: at least 2.
  • My score: 5/5.

I was not thinking of writing about Australia at this time in my life, but for my birthday I usually give myself a post from somewhere that makes me particularly excited, Continue reading “SYDNEY”