Myself and my 2 daughters, a friend and her daughter (the kids will be ages 10,11, and 13) will be traveling to China Aug 24th thru Sept 7th, 2010. We will be flying into Beijing, staying there for 2 days (seeing The Great Wall) and then flying into Guilin and staying in the Yangshuo area for the rest of our trip. I have a couple of questions:
1. mosquitos...are they a huge nuissance?
2. Toilets...I've read a few blogs that have said you throw your used toilet paper in a garbage can rather than the toilet. Is this true? Wouldn't that be a little smelly, etc?
3. The weather at the end of Aug/begining of Sept...does it rain every day? I lived in Florida as a teen, and it rained almost everyday in the summer at around 3-4 pm like clock work, but only for an hour or so, and then sunny again...is that how it is???
4. One more question...will the girls be safe in the hotel room at night, if me and my friend are out for a little nightlife??? We are considering the Magnolia, Rosewood, or Morning Sun
Any advice on those type of daily life things would be very helpful. We want to be as adventurous as possible, but also want to have a good grasp on what to expect (3 girls will do that to you).