Yesterday's plans for a relaxing evening in the pool were foiled by a 7:00 p.m. closing time, so some of us started today with a swim and others opted for a longer sleep in, since we didn't really have to get going until 10:00 a.m. What a luxury!
Nelly and Sian gave great docent talks to introduce the area (photos coming soon), and we spent the day admiring the breathtaking scenery from the bus on the drive from Guilin into the countryside, from rafts on the excursion down the Li River, from the platform overlooking the karst mountains featured on the 20-yuan note, and from our seats at the Liu Sanjie landscape theater.
We also caught glimpses of vibrant small-town living as we walked through the narrow streets of Xingping for lunch and Fuli for a fan-painting workshop. We had time for a few moments of reflection tonight before we talked about what to expect from tomorrow, our last day in China.
Catch up on all the China adventures!