Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Guilin Trip That Was Not To Be

This evening, at 20:35, I am supposed to be departing Sibu for Kuala Lumpur on AirAsia flight AK 5199, to catch AirAsia flight AK 102 leaving Kuala Lumpur for Guilin at 06:40 tomorrow, 16 May 2010.

This is not to be. I will not be able to find myself in the landscape painting of the karst and river of Yangshuo in the coming days. Instead, I am stuck here, in my room in PNG, lamenting about my fact and blogging about it. All this came about because of a conscious decision to relocate overseas to seek greener pasture. Travelling from my new home in PNG to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore would cost me over RM4,000 for a round trip. This is too costly for me now. Guilin has to wait until next year, when I am back to Sibu on vacation, on company paid air tickets.

I am again looking up the web to look for more information about places to visit around Guangxi, where Guilin is situated. I am redrawing my itinerary for Guilin trip. If my focus last year was on Guilin, Yangshuo and Xingping, this time, I am expanding my focus to include Longsheng Rice Terrace, courtesy of Life Is Like That for drawing my attention to this place. I am also looking up on Yangdi, Longsheng Hotspring, Sanjiang and Chengyang Wind-and-Rain Bridge. Hence, for the trip next year, I may spend two weeks on the trip.

May my dream of visiting Guilin, Yangshuo, Xingping, Yangdi, Longsheng, etc. be fulfilled next year.


  1. So bad. You will definitely be able to go there next year, mate!

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