Asia 2010 China

Elephants on the River

I’ve been spending my waning hours in Guilin by tying up some loose ends before I head north to more remote parts. I stocked up on cash (thank you Bank of America for having a partnership with China Construction Bank that gets me fee-free ATM withdrawals!).

I also wandered around the riverfront area which aided in reminding me of one of the things I really despise about this place…the constant people asking if I’m interested in a massage (read: with a “happy ending”). Yes, there were touts in Yangshuo too, but those were all from potential guides and postcard hawkers. I’d gladly take postcards and guide over prospects for prostitution!

I did wander down to see another of Guilin’s star attractions…Elephant Hill; essentially a rock formation with an arch that resembles an elephant drinking out of the Li River. Of course, it required an entrance fee (40 RMB or roughly US$6). Not wanting to shell out the money for a closer look at the hill I could see decently well through the tall trees lining the river, I just wandered and took some photos from afar.

Now I’m off to the bus station for points north. More from there!

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By Aaron

Hey there! I'm Aaron and this is my travel site, where I document my adventures to all corners of the world. My love for travel started at the ripe old age of four, when a midlife crisis uprooted my family to Ecuador for five years. Since then, I've been to countries on 4 different continents. When I'm not blissfully on the road, I reside in New York City, where I become the ultimate travel junkie and spend my days dreaming up my next great adventure! Read More...

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