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Hills of Yangshuo

This trip was into Guilin and Yangshuo in China, places known for their limestone cliff (karst) scenery. Online and in-person reviews gave starkly different opinions between Chinese and foreign visitors. The Chinese maintained that Guilin was the better spot to visit and worth more time. The foreigners all said to use Guilin as the entry […]

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The subterranean river

I had business in Manila on a Friday and the following Monday, so I decided to remain in the Philippines and visit Puerto Princesa on the island of Palawan for the weekend.┬áThe longest-known subterranean river in the world at 8.2 Km length is a two-hour car-ride from Puerto Princesa, where I landed on Saturday morning. […]

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Slow boat to Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is a very nice city in Laos. One of the quintessential experiences of travel in Laos is to take a boat along the Mekong river between the border town of Huay Xai and Luang Prabang. It is pretty standard. Hundreds of tourists (and a number of locals) do the route daily. The slow […]