" LIFE is precious. Value it. "
Total Expenses Incurred in China (22 days) : Y3,308 + Rm776 = Rm2,420 (Euro$605)
- KL>Guilin>Chengdu & Beichuan >Xian>Xining>Golmud>Xining
- Air Asia promo ticket (booking date 17/10/2011): RM758 (incl airport tax, insurance, meals & luggage fee; KL>Guilin (06.25>10.25); Guilin>KL (11.10>15.20)
- Hostels (14 nights) : Y690 (dorms)
- Airport shuttle bus (Guilin) : Y40
- Trains: Y805
- Long distance bus: Y799
- Taxi / pubic bus: Y122
- Metro: Y24
- Food: Y684
- Sundries: Y144
Exchange Rate: Rm$1 = Y0.497; US$1=Rm3.05; Euro$1=Rm4.0
Buying a hard or soft sleeper bed train ticket in China is a major challenge in most of the train stations as these tickets are easily sold out unless you book them 5-6 days in advance. So quite often, we end up taking a hard seat ( or even a standing ticket ) for an arduos 20 hr train journey !
My fellow Qigong mate from USJ, Mr Choy joined me for the first 10 days of the trip and both of us had a jolly good time visiting some selected places of interest around Guilin, Chengdu & Xian.
Before ending my visit, I had a relaxing 3 day rest in Fenghuang (Phoenix City) in the Hunan province.
I shall return to China in 2013 and focused on those UNESCO heritage sites that I have yet to visit and not to forget the last two Chinese provinces I yearn to see ie Hainan & Tibet.
1) Guilin, Guanxi
2) Chengdu, Sichuan
3) Beichuan, Sichuan
4) Xian, Shaanxi
6) Yushu, Qinghai
7) Garze, Sichuan
8) Kangding, Sichuan
9) Fenghuang, Hunan
The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do "
"The above sign was put up in a small village in Qinghai province . It simply said a fine of Y$100 is to be imposed on anyone for passing urine or motion freely in this designated place - One up for China in preserving the public health environment"