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film China - The Celestial Kingdom
Total days: 16
No. of Cities: 6 - Beijing; Kunming, Dali, Lijiang (Yunnan); Guilin, Yangshuo (Guangxi)
No. of Flights: 6 (Kaohsiung - HK; HK - Beijing; Beijing - Kunming; Kunming - Guilin; Guilin - HK; HK - Kaohsiung)
No. of Trains: 1 (Kunming - Dali)
No. of Buses: 4 (Dali - Lijiang; Lijiang - Kunming; Guilin - Yangshuo; Yangshuo - Guilin)
No. of near-misses: No. of near-misses: too many to remember on the Lijiang - Kunming bus trip (10 hours)
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Intro to the trip
Date: Sept. 20 - Oct. 5, 2003

This was the big trip of the year, as it was my annual leave. We went to six cities in two weeks - Beijing, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Guilin and Yangshuo. For me, it was the first time to go into the interior of China, having spent all of my previous times on the eastern coast region while studying and on business trips.

All in all, it was a great time, having only brushed with death once (on the torturous 10-hour bus trip from Lijiang to Kunming) and only had to go to the hospital for diarreha once.

DragonAir (Gang Long Hang Kong) was the airline that got us from Kaohsiung to Hong Kong. Good food and great service.