My First Day In China

Posted by : foongpc | Thursday, August 13, 2009 | Published in

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I have never set foot in China before and so I have been waiting for this trip with much anticipation!

Although I have planned for this trip as early as March, two things seemed to threaten my plan.

One was of course the H1N1 pandemic. Practically everyone I knew advised me to postpone the trip. Good thing I did not listen to them although they meant well!

The other was an advice from my feng shui master. He told me that the month of August was not a good month for me to travel especially out of the country. I would not be in the best of health and with the H1N1 threat, this really got me worried. I was also warned of the possibility of suffering from broken bones, bruises and cuts. And that I should avoid all water activities.

Looking at the itinerary planned by blogger Jam, we would be going on a river cruise, doing rafting and possibly kayaking! Now if I were to avoid all water activities, I might as well stay home!

So I just ignored all these advices. And guess what? Something happened during my rafting along the Yulong River in Guilin. Yes, I met with an accident! Oh, don't worry! I am back in one piece, but I'm still in pain over it now. That's the price to pay for throwing caution to the wind!

In fact, I had completely forgotten my feng shui master's warnings, until after the accident and Jam reminded me about it. I was like, Oh my God, so it was fated to happen!

I shall talk about the accident (even have photos to show!) in my future posts, but for now, let me bring you to my very first day in China.

AirAsia had only one flight daily from KL to Guilin and it was at 6.40am. I had to leave my house at 3.30am. Guess how many hours of sleep I got the night before? Well, I started packing only at night and by the time I finished, it was almost 2am! So my sleep was more like a short nap. Haha!

Fortunately, I did have some sleep on the 4 hours flight, although it was rather uncomfortable sleeping in the AirAsia plane.

Anyway, fast forward to China. My expectation of Guilin was somewhat like a small town with lots of mountains and very few modern buildings. And so I was rather surprised to find Guilin to be quite a modern city!

busy street 2

Look at the wide roads and busy street!

busy street

By the way, the name Guilin means "forest of Sweet Osmanthus". This is due to the large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees located in the city. Unfortunately, I did not realise this so I did not take notice of these trees!

I noticed that the people there like to ride on electric motorcycles like this lady in the photo below.

modern street

Wow! Didn't realise the Chinese are so environmentally friendly! Those electric bikes can zoom past you without making a sound. Pretty cool!

They even have dedicated lanes for cyclists and bikers. Not bad!

motorbikes at ZhongShan Zhong Lu 1.2

Oh, by the way, the night life in Guilin is pretty "happening".

night building 2.2

night building on ZhongShan Zhong Lu 1.2

ZhongShan Zhong Lu at night 2.2

nightscene at Guilin

Of course, this is only one part of Guilin. There are many other aspects of Guilin that make it a nice place to visit like its variety of hills formation, rivers, lakes, caves and parks. More photos in future posts! : )

After we arrived at the Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, we headed straight to the place where we would be staying for the next two nights. It took about half an hour to reach Guilin Backstreet International Youth Hostel.

Oh, you didn't think we would be staying at some 5 star hotels, did you? This was more like a backpacking trip for us, so no luxury hotels!

More on this hostel, why I think it sucks and is totally overrated, and our first dining experience in Guilin city in my upcoming post, so stay tuned!

FIRST COMMENTER

(104) Comments

  1. Rad Sujanto said...

    Wow that sounded scary that what they said came true... how long will you stay there for?

    August 13, 2009 at 2:52 AM
  2. day-dreamer said...

    Can't wait for more posts about your China trip. Did you self-quarantine for 1 week after coming back? :P

    August 13, 2009 at 4:37 AM
  3. Tekkaus said...

    War...Rad and day-dreamer were so early? Didn't sleep? :D Anyway good morning Foong! Finally your first post on China aye. :)

    August 13, 2009 at 8:00 AM
  4. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! If I were you I might postpone. My family wouldn't agree either. War...your Fengshui master gave you such advise? Hahaha :D Broken bones, bruises and cuts? Is like he was asking you to stay put at home.

    By the way...you have a Fengshui master? For real?

    August 13, 2009 at 8:06 AM
  5. Tekkaus said...

    War...an accident did happened huh>? But I'm glad that you are one piece again.

    You only had 1 hour of sleep? You must tired then. But the excitement is really something right? Ha :D Ouh...on the plane you get to sleep lar!

    August 13, 2009 at 8:08 AM
  6. Tekkaus said...

    I thought too you know. But my...Guilin is so modern...and clean to. The streets are wide indeed.

    Forest of Sweet Osmanthus? Ouh...now only I know. War...these ladies don't have to put on helmets?

    August 13, 2009 at 8:09 AM
  7. Tekkaus said...

    So many photos huh! It looks like KL. LOL :P

    Ouh...the hotel sucks huh! Waiting...

    August 13, 2009 at 8:10 AM
  8. lina said...

    wah, your feng shui prediction came true. That's scary. @_@

    The city does looks nice. But I can't wait for scenery posts and photos.

    August 13, 2009 at 8:34 AM
  9. Mei Teng said...

    "More on this hostel, why I think it sucks and is totally overrated"

    Is that why the hostel is named Guilin Backstreet Int'l Youth Hostel? Haha...just kidding. That's why I don't put up at youth hostel unless I really have to. I had a really bad experience in Sdyney so I don't like hostels.

    Waiting in anticipation on more stories about your trip :)

    August 13, 2009 at 8:45 AM
  10. khengsiong said...

    Guilin is relatively small in China, but I guess it is still big by Malaysian standard.

    I believe this 'town' is poor, so you see many motorbikes there. Had you been to the prosperous coastal cities you'll see lots of cars. In fact, China has overtaken the US to become the world's largest car market.

    BTW, electric bikes may not be as green as you thought. Much of the electricity in China comes from coal.

    OK, waiting for more updates!

    August 13, 2009 at 8:51 AM
  11. jam said...

    I feel grateful to be back in Malaysia, Foong! Feel grateful too my grandfather had migrated to here. I cannot imagine myself living in China. The country is only a good getaway for vacation, don't you think so?

    August 13, 2009 at 9:17 AM
  12. Superman said...

    Welcome back. Many think that China is still not so develop. I was having a same thinking too before I went to China. Once you are there, you will start to think that Malaysia is way behind China. Developments are everywhere in China. From your nice photos, Guilin is also a developed place.

    August 13, 2009 at 9:31 AM
  13. ladyviral said...

    the place looks cleaner than our country! And the fact that when you said "busy streets" Looks kinda empty to me hehe :P. Not much vehicles around there...

    Electric bikes rox! We should promote more here. Guess they have upgraded from cycling to zooming bikes now :P.

    Their night views are nice!

    August 13, 2009 at 9:42 AM
  14. ladyviral said...

    You got into an accident? I am glad you came home in one piece.. sure don't want anything happening to our lively blogger. Hope it wasn't all bad... get well soon ok?

    August 13, 2009 at 9:43 AM
  15. reanaclaire said...

    good morning.. glad to come by to see yr guilin post.. i have never been there yet though i would love to be, not this year, hopefully next.. so i will be following closely to your posts-to-be on guilin... thanks for sharing!

    (btw, Glad u come back in one whole piece.. hahaha...)

    August 13, 2009 at 10:14 AM
  16. [SK] said...

    oooh, Guilin is so modern with concretes and neon lights all around!! surprise~~ perhaps my impression of Guilin is only on their more attractive natural scenery - mountains and waters.. :p

    August 13, 2009 at 10:29 AM
  17. [SK] said...

    i'm like you, always only start to pack my things the night before departure.. and i always cannot sleep well if i'm going to take an early flight the next morning..

    August 13, 2009 at 10:30 AM
  18. [SK] said...

    i had a classmate she once finished packing her luggage 3 weeks before our short 3D2N trip, can't remember where, but i thought 3 weeks earlier is kind of funny.. she was too excited, hahahaha!!

    August 13, 2009 at 10:32 AM
  19. foongpc said...

    rad, yeah, it's scary that it really happened! We were in China for 10 days : )

    August 13, 2009 at 10:49 AM
  20. foongpc said...

    day-dreamer, well, I think I only self quarantine for 2 days. After that, must go back to work! : )

    August 13, 2009 at 10:50 AM
  21. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, yes, checking on the time, I just realised daydreamer posted the comments here at 4.37am! Wow! Either she woke up real early or she didn't sleep! Anyway, you used to be like that too last time, right Tekkaus?

    August 13, 2009 at 10:52 AM
  22. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, I guess most people would postpone, but at that time, I did not think the H1N1 was that serious yet. Furthermore, if I were to postpone, how long should I postpone? The H1N1 pandemic could worsen and last for 2 years or more!

    Yes, I have a Feng Shui master although I only consult him once a year : )

    Even though I had some sleep in the plane, it was not a proper sleep as it was very uncomfortable. So, yes, I was tired on the first day!

    Yeah, no helmets. Kind of risky, but then I had a ride on the motorbike too without any helmets and went rafting on the river without any life jackets. Haha!

    Yes, Guilin looks very modern, and some roads are bigger than KL roads : )

    August 13, 2009 at 11:08 AM
  23. foongpc said...

    lina, scary, yes. More scenery photos coming up in future posts : )

    August 13, 2009 at 11:12 AM
  24. foongpc said...

    mei teng, not all youth hostels are bad. The one I stayed in KK was not bad and the one we stayed in Xingping, China was really clean and nice! : )

    August 13, 2009 at 11:14 AM
  25. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, oh so their electricity comes from coal?

    I guess if Guilin is a small poor town and already had roads that are comparable to KL, then I can just imagine how huge their bigger cities will look like!

    August 13, 2009 at 11:20 AM
  26. foongpc said...

    jam, me too! You are right! Somehow I still prefer home sweet home in Malaysia. It's a good place to go for vacation, however. And I totally had a good time there despite some minor problems! : )

    August 13, 2009 at 11:22 AM
  27. foongpc said...

    superman, yes I think we all didn't realise how developed China is. Malaysia is definitely way behind!

    August 13, 2009 at 11:23 AM
  28. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, haha! Actually, the streets were pretty busy at certain times of the day, I just happened to snap those photos at the time when it was less busy : )

    Yes, we should have more electric bikes here in Malaysia! More environmentally friendly!

    My accident was not that serious, but it wasn't that mild either. But thank God it did not spoil the rest of my holidays there! : )

    August 13, 2009 at 11:28 AM
  29. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, you are going to Guilin in future? That's great! It's a great place to go, provided you know where to go. Glad my blog posts will be of help : )

    August 13, 2009 at 11:30 AM
  30. foongpc said...

    SK, yes that's my impression of Guilin too before I went there. All mountains and rivers and lovely sceneries. Actually they have those too as you will soon see in my future posts.

    You also like me, do last minute packing? Hi five! LOL!

    What?! You classmate packed 3 weeks before a simple 3D/2N trip? That's way too early! Not much to pack what, for just 2 nites. I prefer to travel light. Also hate to do check in of luggages at the airport. Such a hassle! : )

    August 13, 2009 at 11:34 AM
  31. HappySurfer said...

    I too thought Guilin is more mountains and rivers and wooden huts. I guess I need to get away from the old movie perception and fastforward to realtime. LOL!

    The city looks modern and clean. Those bikes would work great for Mat Rempits sneaking up quietly on victims, eh? Right, no helmet? And no life-jacket provided for rafting? Dangerous, wor! And you lived to tell the tale.. Oops!

    August 13, 2009 at 12:36 PM
  32. HappySurfer said...

    I feel consulting a fengshui master not relating to feng shui per se is akin to consulting a fortune-teller. I was on the verge of saying you could now ditch your fengshui master since you went ahead ignoring his advice when I read that you did have a mishap. Glad you made it back safely, Foong.

    Looking forward to the next episode.

    August 13, 2009 at 12:41 PM
  33. HappySurfer said...

    Oh btw, I saw AirAsia's full page fares in yesterday's papers and wow! they are so cheap! Ticket to Guilin is RM69 or something like that I think. I suppose all this promotion is in part due to the H1N1 flu. Well, there is always something good in something bad, and vice versa.

    Whatever.. Indeed, home sweet home. Have a nice day.

    August 13, 2009 at 12:47 PM
  34. Rad Sujanto said...

    haha I did sleep last night, Tekkaus! only for few hours though. I fell asleep at 3.30am and woke up early :)

    August 13, 2009 at 12:53 PM
  35. Che-Cheh said...

    You have a feng shui master? Wow
    Can't wait to hear about the incident. And get well soon ya!

    I thought Guilin is a place full of old buildings & antique houses. My oh my the place is so modern. Look at the 3 lanes road. Can't find it here in Malaysia except in highways.

    August 13, 2009 at 3:26 PM
  36. goOlooLoO said...

    my friend did ask me to join them to guilin, but i worry that the expenses that might be spent over there.

    other than the outdoor activities that u mention what else can be done in guilin?

    August 13, 2009 at 7:25 PM
  37. ~dolly~ said...

    hi.. hopping over from eugene's blog.
    just dropping by..
    Did u write any post about food in China.. XD..

    August 13, 2009 at 8:40 PM
  38. kenwooi said...

    omg accident? hope you're doing well now.. glad you're back home! and yeah, more pictures! =)

    the city view during the night is nice.. especially the lighting!

    kenwooi.com

    August 13, 2009 at 9:24 PM
  39. wenn said...

    I was at Shanghai in June 2006. It was so hot and dry at that time. Most of my friends got sick during the trip and some after the trip.

    August 13, 2009 at 9:29 PM
  40. Pete said...

    Sorry to hear abt the accident. Hope you are ok now!

    August 13, 2009 at 9:48 PM
  41. Johnny Ong said...

    guilin in china is something like ipoh is to malaysia, a smaller city but still much much bigger in size

    August 13, 2009 at 11:27 PM
  42. Ayie said...

    wow foong, you really made it shorter than usual but i bet this will be like many many parts! hahaha

    hmmm, next time think of feng shui master's warnings! well it's worth the fun and excutement 9i guess =)

    night life in china is really lively most esp in the city. makes me reminisce...hehehe

    August 14, 2009 at 4:18 AM
  43. Cashmere said...

    Me too! Never been to China before..
    Thanks for sharing the pics.. Looks great! Maybe I'll go there someday. We have plans to.. but not in the near future..

    So tell me, do the Chinese people like to spit everywhere??

    p/s: I'm glad you're still in one piece.. ;)

    August 14, 2009 at 4:56 AM
  44. Borneo Falcon said...

    Wonder when we will get the electric bike over here. Been wanting to have one for a long time already

    August 14, 2009 at 8:19 AM
  45. betchai said...

    wow, fong, love your pictures, i know there will still be more to come from your trip :)

    August 14, 2009 at 10:04 AM
  46. annant said...

    accident? glad that u came back in one piece :P

    update more :D

    August 14, 2009 at 10:36 AM
  47. Monica said...

    Foong! glad to see u back in one piece ;)

    August 14, 2009 at 11:01 AM
  48. Monica said...

    and I can't wait to see more pics!

    August 14, 2009 at 11:06 AM
  49. -eiling- said...

    I can see that it's very organised and the roads and walkways are wide. Not like KL!

    August 14, 2009 at 11:46 AM
  50. Rej said...

    Cool trip! And really cool motorcycle. :)

    btw, thanks for the birthday greetings. i miss being here. :)

    August 14, 2009 at 3:57 PM
  51. vialentino said...

    wat is the h1n1 death amount in china....maybe after ur trip...u need to quarantine yourself.

    August 14, 2009 at 4:06 PM
  52. Neo said...

    Wah, so nice I want to go to Guilin and find some pretty China chicks there too.

    August 14, 2009 at 4:44 PM
  53. Mariuca said...

    Welcome back Foong! I oso never been to China but hubby has. :)

    August 14, 2009 at 5:06 PM
  54. Mariuca said...

    Oh it looks pretty clean there too yeah?

    August 14, 2009 at 5:07 PM
  55. maxivelasco said...

    good day foongpc

    it is my first time to visit your blog and i love the contents! i have gone through your First Day In China Story and glad to know that you are okey after the rafting incident.

    i have been to hong kong, china with my boyfriend and our bestfriend. we spent 5 days there and really had fun. however, we weren't able to visit guilin as 5 days is but a short time to visit all the wonderful places in hong kong.

    have a great day and stay safe! hugs!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:17 PM
  56. molly said...

    Wah, Guilin is so modern. Looks like there is no traffic jam there. :):)

    August 14, 2009 at 10:58 PM
  57. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, well I wouldn't say it's very clean but it's cleaner than KL in many ways!

    Haha! Mat Rempit using electric bikes? Since when do they become environmentally friendly? LOL! But yes, it's so quiet they can sneak up on you without you realizing it!

    Yes, I saw the AirAsia promotion too. Makes me think of going for holidays again! : )

    August 14, 2009 at 11:51 PM
  58. foongpc said...

    rad, you only slept at 3.30am? That's very late!

    August 14, 2009 at 11:52 PM
  59. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, yes I have my very own fengshui master ; )

    Yes, Guilin city is indeed modern with 3 lanes! Even better than KL, right? : )

    August 14, 2009 at 11:53 PM
  60. foongpc said...

    goolooloo, well, Guilin is a place to enjoy the natural landscape like the hills, rivers and caves. Mainly that's about it. Of course you can also do shopping at the night streets. But if you are willing to spend more days, you can go to nearby towns like Yangshuo, Xingping and also places like Longsheng to experience other attractions. My 10 days there cost me about RM2K in total (including airfares and accomodation)

    August 14, 2009 at 11:58 PM
  61. foongpc said...

    dolly, hi, thanks for dropping by! I will post about the food I ate in Guilin soon : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:00 AM
  62. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, will elaborate on the accident in future post! I'm more or less OK now. Still recovering : )

    The night scenes are nice but I'm afraid my camera could not really take very good photos in the dark : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:02 AM
  63. foongpc said...

    wenn, hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog! I hope to go Shanghai - never been there! If Guilin already quite modern, I can imagine how modern Shanghai must be!

    Ooh, you and your friends got sick? I guess we must be really careful and take care of health when we go holidays! : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:05 AM
  64. foongpc said...

    pete, thanks! I'm recovering : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:05 AM
  65. foongpc said...

    johnny ong, not sure if that's a correct comparison, but I think you may be right! : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:06 AM
  66. foongpc said...

    ayie, yes there will be many parts but I will try not to blog only about my China trip all the time, in case you and my other readers get bored! haha!

    So you miss the night life in China? : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:07 AM
  67. foongpc said...

    cashmere, it's good to go China now before things get too expensive. I predict that one day in the not so distant future, China will be as expensive as Singapore in terms of holiday there.

    Well, during my trip, I did encounter people who spit! But I think KL people also like to spit. So it's quite normal to me, although I don't like that habit of spitting in public places! : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:11 AM
  68. foongpc said...

    borneo falcon, oh you are waiting for an electric bike? I think it's a good idea if all bikes in Malaysia are changed to electric ones. No more air and noise pollution! : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:12 AM
  69. foongpc said...

    betchai, thanks! Yes, many more to come! : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:12 AM
  70. foongpc said...

    annant, thanks! I'm glad I came back in one piece too! Haha! Will try to update more but depends on my free time lah : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:13 AM
  71. foongpc said...

    monica, thanks, me too! More photos coming up! : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:14 AM
  72. foongpc said...

    eiling, yes the road is indeed wide, even wider than some KL roads. I was really surprised! : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:15 AM
  73. foongpc said...

    rej, welcome back! It's a cool bike alrite! : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:15 AM
  74. foongpc said...

    vialentino, not sure of the statistics in China. But I feel Malaysia's H1N1 cases more serious now with so many deaths. So going to China is my way to escape from the H1N1 actually! I quarantine myself for 2 days only! After that must get back to work! LOL!

    August 15, 2009 at 12:17 AM
  75. foongpc said...

    neo, haha! No problem finding pretty chicks in Guilin! Even have them in the hostels where I stayed! But most Guilin girls are darker in skin colour. You prefer dark or light? LOL!

    August 15, 2009 at 12:19 AM
  76. foongpc said...

    mariuca, oh your hubby has been to China? You should have followed him. But I'm jealous because you've been to Japan. LOL!

    Yes, some parts of Guilin is pretty clean, well cleaner than KL. But don't expect it to be as clean as Singapore, not yet anyway! : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:21 AM
  77. foongpc said...

    maxivelasco, hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Glad you like the contents! Good to know you had fun in Hong Kong. Maybe you can try visiting Guilin next? : )

    August 15, 2009 at 12:23 AM
  78. foongpc said...

    molly, well the roads can be pretty busy at certain times, but no, they don't suffer from traffic jams like we do here in KL!

    August 15, 2009 at 12:24 AM
  79. Ayie said...

    i miss the food trip there! ahahaha!

    no disco nightlife but more of shopping night life =)

    August 15, 2009 at 3:50 AM
  80. EastCoastLife said...

    You would be surprised, in most of the cities in China, they are very modern. And they have a better standard of living than most countries.

    August 15, 2009 at 4:03 PM
  81. EastCoastLife said...

    I have yet to go to Guilin but have heard so much about it. It's nice to hear your experience and views in your coming posts.

    August 15, 2009 at 4:04 PM
  82. EastCoastLife said...

    The food in Guilin must be mind-boggling! Every time I'm in China, I'm at a loss as to what to eat! :P

    August 15, 2009 at 4:05 PM
  83. EastCoastLife said...

    Have a lovely weekend and a great week ahead!

    August 15, 2009 at 4:05 PM
  84. chubskulit said...

    wowowee, I envy you now hehehe.. I want to go there in China someday!

    August 15, 2009 at 4:06 PM
  85. bluedreamer27 said...

    ever been into china hopefully someday

    August 15, 2009 at 4:18 PM
  86. Tekkaus said...

    Wow! So many comments here already? Amazing. I wish I could have so much. But then again, it's ok. Hahaha :D

    August 15, 2009 at 11:07 PM
  87. Tekkaus said...

    War...you have your own Feng Shui Master? Is it Joey? Ha :D

    August 15, 2009 at 11:08 PM
  88. floreta said...

    wow i would love to go to china someday!

    August 16, 2009 at 4:46 PM
  89. Rozella said...

    Lucky you!!! I haven't been to China yet, but it's def on my list of places to travel.

    August 16, 2009 at 5:25 PM
  90. HappySurfer said...

    You said, Yes, I saw the AirAsia promotion too. Makes me think of going for holidays again!

    Foong, China is so big that in order to see the meaningful parts, one has to make a few trips and take in a few cruises.

    Hope you are healing well from the accident in China.

    August 17, 2009 at 6:54 PM
  91. Merryn said...

    I have step foot in China, I have step foot on the Great Wall.. but I've never step foot on Guilin.. :)

    August 17, 2009 at 9:02 PM
  92. foongpc said...

    ayie, shopping and eating is my kind of holiday too! : )

    August 17, 2009 at 10:27 PM
  93. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, I am indeed surprised although I have heard from people that China is very modern.

    Food mind boggling? Not really, we try to eat what the locals normally eat but not all the time! To me, the food is OK.

    Maybe you should make Guilin your next holiday trip! : )

    August 17, 2009 at 10:34 PM
  94. foongpc said...

    chubskulit, thanks for dropping by! Well, you should go Guilin for a holiday! : )

    August 17, 2009 at 10:35 PM
  95. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, I hope to visit your country Philippines someday too! : )

    August 17, 2009 at 10:36 PM
  96. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, no it's not Joey : )

    August 17, 2009 at 10:37 PM
  97. foongpc said...

    floreta, hi, thanks for dropping by! Well, you should go China before it becomes expensive! : )

    August 17, 2009 at 10:38 PM
  98. foongpc said...

    rozella, well you can be as lucky as me too. Go visit China! : )

    August 17, 2009 at 10:38 PM
  99. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, yes, I'll plan another China trip sometime in future, but not to Guilin again of course : )

    August 17, 2009 at 10:40 PM
  100. foongpc said...

    merryn, I have yet to step foot on The Great Wall, so maybe I'll go there next time! : )

    August 17, 2009 at 10:41 PM
  101. Faisal Admar said...

    i thought you suppose to bring me along!
    bad foong, bad foong.

    what happen in the accident?
    no picture to share?

    August 18, 2009 at 12:19 PM
  102. foongpc said...

    faisal admar, I actually invited you what, but you were afraid cannot get halal food in China, remember?

    Will post about my accident in future and will have pictures too : )

    August 19, 2009 at 2:48 AM
  103. Life Ramblings said...

    i've never step foot in Guilin but at least i've conquered the great wall of china. hehe, i'm so proud of myself.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:26 AM
  104. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, I hope to visit the Great Wall in the future! : )

    August 19, 2009 at 9:45 PM