yes. the far east is what i thought it is sopposed to be: new faces, languages i don’t speak and food i never tried before in my life. Its great. After heading from Hong Kong to Guilin, a lovley city north of guangxi province i met some great people. Even if you ask chinese people only for the way or a specific place you can become friends for life in a second. Great. For all you facebook junkies, china is a place to collect as many contacts as you want and add them in fb. But to find people who speak just a little english is rarly to find. Even though you don’t see a lot of foreigners I was lucky enough again to meet somebody from the states who studies chinese for 8 years and lives in Nanjing and we travelled together for a while. I had a great time. Thanks again.
From Guilin I did a two day trip to Yangshuo and climped up the steep mountains to have a great view. Even it was pretty foggy or smoggy or both I still enjoyed the view. Awesome bro. Can’t stop saying it, hehe. I went back to Guilin and did a day trip to the rice terraces of Longsheng. Unbelievable how human beeings can change they enivornment. From boring hills into rice terraces steps. Amazing.
I took the train with my lovely travel mate Shawnee to Nanning and watched locals doing social dances in the streets to relax and enjoy. Even if chinese people have kind of a serious understanding of fun, they are defnitly able to laugh. You just need a closer look. But I also could tell you about outside stages where children perfmored all they power and ability on drums and nobody clapped their hands. Weird. In germany or elsewhere they would at least clap just because they are some children performing to give them some engourage on th stage.
From Nanning I head to Hanoi and even when I am just a couple of hours here: I love it. I love it. I love it. Tomorrow I will take a bike and smash myself into the traffic of hanoi to explore the city. Yes. Yes. Thanks for reading carefully my blog and comment your your thoughts.
In love, florian