At 8 am this morning we left our apartment, jumped into a taxi, and had an hour drive to the Hangzhou airport. Next came a 2 hour flight to Guilin, and finally, a 3 1/2 hour ride in the minivan below over harrowing, curvy, mountainous roads under construction, with our tour guide, Michael and his driver.
We saw our new favorite fruit, the pomello on the side of the road, so we asked the driver to pull over - had to get some!
We arrived at the Long Sheng Hot Springs Hotel about 4pm and we were very ready to be there!
It was very cold, perhaps 35 degrees and very damp, but we wandered out anyway to see some of the sights.
The hot springs looks very inviting but they wouldn't let me take any shots of it because people might be in their bathing suits! The springs include many pools, including one with tiny fish, that nibble at your skin. According to the sign, "Living in hot spring water, joy fish can peck the aged horny layer, bacteria and pore excreta from people who enter the spring pool. In doing so it helps to keep the pores free and draw the waste and poison out of the body..."