Ginkgo tree bearing fruit in Washington DC.
This is the view from a guesthouse I stayed at in Yangshuo, China. It was a wonderful place, and I also hired the owner as my guide. Sadly while I was staying there a big 5 star hotel rented out all the guest rooms here for the next year to house their staff.
It was a wonderful place to stay. I ate dinner with the family one night. Her son was the driver when we needed a car. I used a bike for some exploring and a guided trip with Amy. I also talked with her high school daughter though I don’t speak Chinese and the daughter’s english wasn’t so strong. We used Google translate to help 🙂
You still can hire Amy as a tour guide. I recommend Amy, I don’t usually get guides but for China I figured it made sense and I was glad I did, as doing things yourself is just much more of a hassle than elsewhere (Shanghai I didn’t bother with a guide and didn’t need one but elsewhere it was helpful).
Yangshuo (near Guilin) is definitely a nice place to visit, I would recommend including several days in Yangshuo in your itinerary also (or 1 to 2 days if you are in a hurry). A raft trip down the river was the highlight for me (in fact I did another the next day).
Related: Pink lotus flower in Yangshuo, China – Traditional Chinese Raincoat in Yangshuo – View from Mesa Trail, Boulder, Colorado, USA
This photo of an Orangutan with baby was taken by John Hunter at Semenggoh National Park in Borneo, Malaysia. See more photos, information and a video of these 2 orangutans.
The photos on this blog are by John Hunter. See many more of my photos organized by tag at Curious Cat Photos.
Related: Grasshopper Eating a Leaf – Elephants at a salt lick in Kenya – Lintang Trail, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo
Banana tree leaves while driving up to Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia. For 20 km (more probably) before you get to the small town of Fraser’s Hill you drive through a nice forest.
Related: Pine Hill Trail, Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia – Curious Cat Travel Photos tagged: leaves – Arboretum, Madison, Wisconsin