If you are looking for a trip where you can experiance the simple life in China and still have time to meet people from around the world then Guilin is the place to go. I taveled there a couple of times and had a blast. First I started off by going to Longsheng which is a mountain village where the Dong Nationality lives. There are friendly people and the place is beautiful. Then after 2 days I headed to Yangshuo where there is a Western Street. It is a good place to meet people have some, almost western, western food and buy some interested gifts to send home. If you have not been it is a good place to go, and those of you like me who like to camp out you can gather with some friends on the river bed.