Guilin city, Guilin's Minorities's area and Yangshuo were a very special journey that took us into the Southern China, a mysterious world. All along, from the first day to the end, thanks to Linda and William Lu, our wonderful guides, we had the confidence that every day will bring us to a landscape-excitement and satisfaction from the new views. Needless-to-say that the scenes; the rice terraced fields, the green hills, the high mountains, the Jade colored waters, were just fabulous. The people, the culture, including authentic and excellent local food, were wisely introduced us thanks to Linda. She is above all a culinary expert. To satisfy our curiosity in rural areas she attached us with the Chinese people openly and sincerely. As we bicycle aside the Li River shore, we were four "happy young" people (around sixty)"singing in the rain" (heavy rain), and we successfully have driven, on wet and slippery roads. For all of us with a broad world-record of traveling, despite learning well the program, every moment was one more surprise…again and again.
Coming back from the Minorities, on a sunny day, we took at Guilin a 4 hours Cruise on the Li River. Bizarre, high mountains popped up around us, all along the cruise. Finally we arrived to Yanshuo for 4 days. We have chosen to stay at the "Snow Lion Riverside Resort", 3 miles from this joyful city. This beautiful, quiet and clean Resort, with occidental facilities, located among green bamboo trees, is owned by Linda and William, and run by friendly and warm managers (Angela and Lena) willing always to help us. So obviously, we were happy again. Instead of 4 days of rest and calm, we got 4 days of outdoor and indoor intensive activities. including walks, bicycle rides, impressive landscapes, impressive Night Show on the Li river, foot massages, Tai Chi and Calligraphy classes , and.... last but not least... a cooking lesson manage by Linda, our charming Chef who leads a Chinese Cooking School ("Cloud 9 Restaurant") at Yangshuo. The dishes we cooked were delicious and we prepared them already for our family in Israel!
Indeed, we thank warmly to Linda and William (and Angela…), who had organized and mange successfully every moment (day & night) in our trip and made personal efforts to give us an unforgettable vacation (like feel at home). We certainly, strong recommend on those 10 days; great experience with Linda and William.
Gisele & Micha Vered
Rehovot - Israel