My 10 Days In Guilin

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, November 8, 2010 | Published in

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Last year I spent 10 days in Guilin, China. When I came back, I blogged about my travels in Guilin in a jumbled up manner. I am sure some of you are confused as I did not blog in chronological order.

It took me more than one year to complete blogging about my Guilin trip. In fact, there is still one or two more posts to go before I can safely say that I have wrapped it all up haha!

Some of you had even asked me why after one year of blogging about the trip, I was still posting about Day 1. LOL!

So here is my 10 days in Guilin in chronological order.

Day 1
My First Day In China
Backstreet Youth Hostel
My First Meal In Guilin
The Elephant Trunk Hill
A Visit To Central Square In Guilin
I Ate Horse Meat At Hao Da Ma
My Two Rivers Four Lakes Night Cruise

Day 2
Rice Noodles Breakfast At Zheng Yang Pedestrian Street
My Visit To Daxu Ancient Town (Part 1)
My Visit To Daxu Ancient Town (Part 2)
My Visit To Daxu Ancient Town (Part 3)
My Visit To Maozhou Island
I Saw Jay Chou At Guilin Night Market!

Day 3
My Trip To Longji Rice Terraces (Part 1)
My Trip To Longji Rice Terraces (Part 2)
My Trip To Longji Rice Terraces (Part 3)
My Trip To Longji Rice Terraces (Part 4)

Day 4
My Trip To Longji Rice Terraces (Part 5)
My Trip To Longji Rice Terraces (Part 6)
Climbing Up Solitary Beauty Peak
The Twin Pagodas Of Shan Lake

Day 5
My Very First Li River Cruise (Part 1)
My Very First Li River Cruise (Part 2)
Crappy China Tour Company
Jian Shan Temple
The Big Banyan Tree
How We Were Short Changed On Moon Hill
Ju Long Tan Cave
Did We Pay The Tour Company?
Xi Jie Youth Hostel
A Walk Along West Street

Day 6
My Yulong River Rafting Adventure (Part 1)
My Yulong River Rafting Adventure (Part 2)
My Yulong River Rafting Adventure (Part 3)
Mei You Cafe
I Was Impressed By Impression Liu Sanjie

Day 7
Lost In Xingping (Part 1)
Lost In Xingping (Part 2)
Lost In Xingping (Part 3)
Lost In Xingping (Part 4)

Day 8
Lost In Xingping (Part 5)
My Meals At Mickey Mao's

Day 9
What Happened On The 9th Day
Seven Stars Park (Coming Soon)

Day 10
My Last Day In Guilin (Coming Soon)

Now there is a reason why I put up all my Guilin posts here. I am running a contest. There are FOUR contests here. You may join either one, or two, or three, or all four contests!!

CONTEST #1
This is the easiest. Be the first commenter on this post and you are the winner of a souvenir from Bangkok!

CONTEST #2
This is not too difficult either if you like spamming comments, LOL!! Be the person with the most comments and you are the winner of a souvenir from Bangkok!

Rules: Each comment must not be less than 8 words.
Closing Date: 10th November 2010, 11.59pm sharp.

CONTEST #3
This is a little harder, but the prize is better. Write a short post on your blog about why you would love to visit Guilin (if you have not visited before) OR why you love Guilin (if you have visited before) and link back to this post. The post which I like best will win! I will keep the prize a secret for the moment.

Closing Date: 14h November 2010

CONTEST #4
This one is not too tough either if you know where to look for the answers! They are all found in the numerous Guilin travel posts on this blog! (which is why I have listed them out here for you)

The first person to answer all the 5 questions below correctly will win a prize which shall remain a secret for the time being.

Question 1: Where did I and my travel partners stay on our 4th night in Guilin?
Question 2: Where during my trip did I see live crabs being fried alive?
Question 3: How many horses I saw during my Li River Cruise?
Question 4: On which day of my Guilin trip I met with an accident?
Question 5: Did I and my travel partners pay the tour company in the end?

Rules: The answers to all 5 questions must be in one comment.

Take note that you can be a multiple winner ie. if you win Contest #1, that will not stop you from winning Contest #2, #3 and #4! Good luck and Have Fun!! : D

FIRST COMMENTER

(76) Comments

  1. [SK] said...

    :D

    November 8, 2010 at 10:15 AM
  2. [SK] said...

    muahahahahaha!!! i am the first commenter!! cool~~ :D

    November 8, 2010 at 10:15 AM
  3. [SK] said...

    wow, so many contest here!! you are really generous dude, cater for many kind of readers with different capabilities!! kekekeke..

    November 8, 2010 at 10:17 AM
  4. [SK] said...

    ok ok, i've now won Contest #1, give chances to other readers for Contest #2, skip Contest #3.. and i'll attempt Contest #4.. geez~~~

    November 8, 2010 at 10:18 AM
  5. [SK] said...

    my answers for Contest #4:
    1) Guilin Backstreet International Youth Hostel
    2) On the river bank during your Li River Trip on the day you visited Elephant Trunk Hill
    3) oooh, only 4 out of 9~~
    4) Day 6 during your Yulong River Rafting
    5) Of course you DIDN'T :D

    November 8, 2010 at 11:03 AM
  6. HappySurfer said...

    Congrats, SK!

    Foong, that's a great list for readers to follow your trip. How was Bangkok? Looking forward to your story and pictures.

    November 8, 2010 at 11:05 AM
  7. lina said...

    I don't want souvenir from Bangkok. I want prize go to Bangkok. Can? XD

    November 8, 2010 at 1:02 PM
  8. khengsiong said...

    Huh!?? You went there last year?

    November 8, 2010 at 2:42 PM
  9. khengsiong said...

    I thought you went there this year...

    November 8, 2010 at 2:42 PM
  10. khengsiong said...

    After one year you still blog about it...

    November 8, 2010 at 2:43 PM
  11. khengsiong said...

    So you just came back from Bangkok?

    November 8, 2010 at 2:43 PM
  12. khengsiong said...

    I can foresee that your Cambodian posts will run into 2011...

    November 8, 2010 at 2:44 PM
  13. khengsiong said...

    And your Bangkok posts? Maybe 2012...

    November 8, 2010 at 2:44 PM
  14. reanaclaire said...

    very generous blogger.. each time go traveling sure think of us.. hahaha.a..

    November 8, 2010 at 9:32 PM
  15. iamthewitch said...

    Aiyoohh I missed the FC by so much!!

    November 9, 2010 at 1:01 AM
  16. iamthewitch said...

    Are you back yet?!!

    November 9, 2010 at 1:02 AM
  17. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    lol! i never blog hop since back from KL. so definitely missed this post too! :D

    November 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM
  18. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    maybe i can try to blog bout why i want to visit guilin? see if i have the time 1st.

    November 9, 2010 at 11:57 AM
  19. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    gud luck to all participants! :D

    November 9, 2010 at 11:57 AM
  20. Eric Lee said...

    10 days take one year...i wonder if u go 1 month then take how long..LOL

    November 9, 2010 at 12:27 PM
  21. jam said...

    You did not say your travel partner can't participate in the contest, right?

    November 9, 2010 at 1:16 PM
  22. jam said...

    So, here I come spamming your comment section after such a long time absent from here, haha!

    November 9, 2010 at 1:18 PM
  23. jam said...

    Ok, here it goes! Answer for question 1 in contest #4 is of course Guilin Oasis Inn.

    November 9, 2010 at 1:19 PM
  24. jam said...

    Answer for question 2 in contest #5 is of course at the banks of Li River, when we made a short stop coming back from visiting the Elephant Trunk Hill.

    November 9, 2010 at 1:21 PM
  25. jam said...

    You spot 4 horses on Nine Painted Horses Hill. This one I got it from your post.

    November 9, 2010 at 1:24 PM
  26. jam said...

    That is on Day 6, when you injured your toes slipping into waters during our Yulong River rafting. And you famously asked me to take pictures of your injured toes.

    November 9, 2010 at 1:26 PM
  27. jam said...

    Yes, we did pay the tour company in the end, and trust me, that was one of my scariest travel moments of all time, haha!

    November 9, 2010 at 1:27 PM
  28. jam said...

    So, am I eligible to win the prize for contest#4? What will be the prize I guess?

    November 9, 2010 at 1:28 PM
  29. jam said...

    Unfortunately for SK, he got wrong for the first and the last questions.

    November 9, 2010 at 1:29 PM
  30. jam said...

    Oh before I left, I saw the rule to contest #4. Here it goes again!

    Answer for question 1 in contest #4 is of course Guilin Oasis Inn.

    Answer for question 2 in contest #5 is of course at the banks of Li River, when we made a short stop coming back from visiting the Elephant Trunk Hill.

    You spot 4 horses on Nine Painted Horses Hill.

    That is on Day 6, when you injured your toes slipping into waters during our Yulong River rafting.

    Yes, we did pay the tour company in the end.

    November 9, 2010 at 1:32 PM
  31. Vegas Vip said...

    I know your trip to Guilin was a fantastic one. The round up zest that you provided here will be a summarized information about the trip.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM
  32. Impact said...

    I know you still remember the memories of that trip. You enjoyed the trip fully and hence it was possible for you to remember each an every part of the trip.

    November 9, 2010 at 8:16 PM
  33. poorprince said...

    you've really been soo busy

    November 9, 2010 at 11:15 PM
  34. poorprince said...

    sadly my memory is really not that good :(
    hehehe in fact i always lost my belongings because of that

    sorry foong

    November 9, 2010 at 11:16 PM
  35. poorprince said...

    have a great day buddy

    November 9, 2010 at 11:16 PM
  36. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh my the only chance for me to win is the contest # 3
    will definitely do a post about this very soon.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:39 AM
  37. fufu said...

    bangkok!!!!! damn so many places i gotta visit again once i am back home...

    November 10, 2010 at 6:17 AM
  38. Gabriel said...

    haha...posting about Guilin again? hehe..where's your next destination?

    November 10, 2010 at 9:12 AM
  39. jam said...

    Should I come again spamming here for Contest#2? I want a souvenir from Bangkok!

    November 10, 2010 at 9:56 AM
  40. jam said...

    I won Contest #4, haven't I? No one knows our Guilin itinerary better than me cause I designed it, haha!

    November 10, 2010 at 9:57 AM
  41. jam said...

    I wonder what will be the prize for contest #4? Will it be another prize from Bangkok?

    November 10, 2010 at 9:59 AM
  42. jam said...

    Having great time traveling with you in 2 occasions. Wish that we could travel together again in the future.

    November 10, 2010 at 10:01 AM
  43. jam said...

    You stayed in 5-star hotel in Bangkok. It so not likes you when we stayed in guesthouses and inn during our time in Guilin and Cambodia.

    November 10, 2010 at 10:02 AM
  44. babymarketplace said...

    Nice post. I also love to travel.

    November 10, 2010 at 5:06 PM
  45. poorprince said...

    perhaps ill join the third one lol

    November 11, 2010 at 12:58 AM
  46. HappySurfer said...

    Oh dear! Looks like this post will stay up for a long time to come.. **thinking to myself**

    Wake me up when November ends...?

    November 11, 2010 at 2:41 PM
  47. Twilight said...

    Question 1: Where did I and my travel partners stay on our 4th night in Guilin? Guilin Oasis Inn

    Question 2: Where during my trip did I see live crabs being fried alive? Li River's Bank

    Question 3: How many horses I saw during my Li River Cruise? 4 horse lah. No?

    Question 4: On which day of my Guilin trip I met with an accident? Injured your toes on Day 6

    Question 5: Did I and my travel partners pay the tour company in the end? Yeah yeah you guys paid in the end.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:53 PM
  48. Twilight said...

    What do I win?

    November 11, 2010 at 5:54 PM
  49. Monica said...

    i missed FC! huhuhu...

    November 12, 2010 at 5:28 AM
  50. supra shoes said...

    I really envy you.

    November 12, 2010 at 5:16 PM
  51. Ghosty Nana said...

    I wrote a post for Contest#3

    November 15, 2010 at 3:50 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    SK, Congrats! You are First Commenter & winner of Contest #1! Will mail you the souvenir soon! : )

    As for Contest #4, you got 4 out 5 questions correct! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:09 AM
  53. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, thanks! Bangkok was great! Will blog about the trip soon! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:10 AM
  54. foongpc said...

    lina, haha! I don't think I can afford to sponsor you for a trip to Bangkok! LOL!

    November 18, 2010 at 1:10 AM
  55. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, Yes I went to Guilin last year! Yes, just came back from Bangkok. I will try my best to complete both Bangkok and Cambodia posts before end of 2011. Hahaha!

    November 18, 2010 at 1:12 AM
  56. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, now you know I am generous? : D

    November 18, 2010 at 1:12 AM
  57. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, yes I'm back and you must try to be FC in my future posts! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:13 AM
  58. foongpc said...

    caroline, yes please join the contest!! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:14 AM
  59. foongpc said...

    eric lee, so far I have never gone for a one month holiday! Haha

    November 18, 2010 at 1:14 AM
  60. foongpc said...

    jam, yes you can participate, no problem.

    You traveled with me and also planned the itinerary yet you still got one question answered wrongly? Haha!! Am afraid you are now tied with SK for Contest #4!

    But you are the clear cut winner for Contest#2 as you left the most comments on this post!! Congrats!! Will mail you the souvenir from Bangkok soon! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:18 AM
  61. foongpc said...

    vegas vip, thanks for reading! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:23 AM
  62. foongpc said...

    impact, thanks for dropping by! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:23 AM
  63. foongpc said...

    poorprince, my memory is not that good either, I always take notes whenever I travel so I refer back to my notes when I blog about my travels! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:24 AM
  64. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, have you done it yet? Still no news from you! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:25 AM
  65. foongpc said...

    fufu, you have already visited so many places!! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:25 AM
  66. foongpc said...

    gabriel, I just came back from Bangkok! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:26 AM
  67. foongpc said...

    jam, yes wish we can travel in future again!

    I normally don't stay in 5-star hotels during my travels but this time I got to stay for free! Even the flight to Bangkok and back was free. Haha! : D

    November 18, 2010 at 1:29 AM
  68. foongpc said...

    babymarketplace, you love to travel too? High five! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:29 AM
  69. foongpc said...

    poorprince, yes please join!! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:30 AM
  70. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, haha! No I will be posting my Bangkok and cambodia travels real soon! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:31 AM
  71. foongpc said...

    Twilight, I am afraid you only got 4 out of 5 questions correct! That means you are tied with SK and my travel partner Jam!! No winner for this Contest #4!! Hmmm....

    November 18, 2010 at 1:32 AM
  72. foongpc said...

    monica, Yeah you did! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:33 AM
  73. foongpc said...

    supra shoes, no need to envy me, You can go travel too! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:33 AM
  74. foongpc said...

    ghosty nana, guess what? You are the only person joining this contest!! So are you the winner? Not so fast! I am thinking of extending the deadline to allow more people to join. But if no one joins after the new deadline, you are definitely the winner! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:34 AM
  75. jam said...

    Oh! How careless I can be! Here it goes again!

    Answer for question 1 in contest #4 is Guilin Backstreet International Youth Hostel after we had come back from the rice terraces.

    Answer for question 2 in contest #5 is of course at the banks of Li River, when we made a short stop coming back from visiting the Elephant Trunk Hill.

    You spot 4 horses on Nine Painted Horses Hill.

    That is on Day 6, when you injured your toes slipping into waters during our Yulong River rafting.

    Yes, we did pay the tour company in the end.

    Now I should get them all right!

    November 18, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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