Sunday, October 9, 2011

Wada Hostel, Guilin

 I made the right move when I decided to change hostel on my way back from Yangshuo. And I wanted to try different hostel in different part of Gulin. Backstreet hostel in located downtown whereas Wada Hostel is located slightly outskirt but neared to the main bus station and the train station.  Both stations are about 600 meters away from the hostel. You can actually walk to the stations.
 The hostel provide clean and cheap dormitory beds and rooms. A single room with bathroom attached cost about RMB130.  Free WIFI, DVD room, Bar and courtyard design cafe are available serving local and western food. And opposite the hostel is the biggest Shopping Mall in Guilin. And the staffs there are friendly and speak fluent English.
 If you are keen to stay in this hostel, you may contact:

Wada Hostel,
No. 212 Huanchengxi 1 Road,
Guilin.
Tel: 86-773-2154888 / 2154999
www.wada-hostel.com
email: wadahostel@yahoo.com

 If you are traveling on a small budget or as a backpacker, I strongly recommend you to stay at this hostel. The only disadvantage is that it is slightly far from all the tourist destinations and most of all the popular Pedestrian Street of Guilin, near the Li River.



Saturday, October 8, 2011

Yangshuo - The Great Scenic Area

 In Guanxi people always say that Guilin has the most beautiful scenery of the world, and Yangshuo has the best of all. The whole place is covered with unique hills and stunning waterways. More than 20,000 hills and 16 rivers are named. Yangshuo has over 100 scenic spots, they are the Yanti scenic spot on the Li River,  scenery area of Fuli, scenery area in Gaotian, Xingping, Liu Park on the Li River and Yangshuo town itself, just to name a few. And the most popular way to visit all these places is by bicycle. Others include Motorbikes and electric public buses. You can easily rent a bicycle all along the popular West Street or from your hotel itself. Alternatively, you can also opt for cheap and all inclusive holidays here.
 During the evening, West Street is the most visited place in Yangshuo. All kind of goods and foods can be found. Local and Western food are available everywhere. Bars are also plenty. My only advice is to ask for price before you order because everyone in this town are tourists. Including shopping, bargain to your lowest price as much as 80% discounts and beware of pick-pockets.