After two days in the polluted and overpopullated Guangzhou I felt the need to explore the rural side of Guangxi. After the no, no with the bicycle on the train, I took a bus to Hezhou, a small town in the northeast of Guangxi province. There I started cicling again towards Guilin. Finally I could enjoy the countryside after some days immerse in Hong Kong and Guangzhou! On the way to Guilin I passed trough ancient town of Huang Yao founded in 927 and Shazi built during the Tang dynasty (618-907), I mainly crossed rice and tabacco fields and I became amazed by the stunning karst formations that are present in yangshuo and Guilin. As the the chinese saying,” Guilin shanghai jia tian xia” that means ” Guilin ‘s mountains and river scenery are the best under heaven”.
After 700 km in China, I discovered stunning landscapes and very friendly and hospitalary people ( Several times I got invited for food, drinks, or even sleep at their houses). Always ready to shout you a loud “jelow” and wanting to take pictures with you. Sometimes though it can seem that they have some sort of throat problem, when they make extremely loud sounds before spitting near you.
After exploring Yangshuo with my friend Yitong from Xi’an, I met my friend Pol from Barcelona to cycle together the east side of Guangxi and head towards Vietnam, where we would spend 15 days cycling the north of the country.