On our second stop, we spent the day in Singapore — and since on our last trip we spent pretty much all of our time around Marina Bay, this time we checked out other parts of the Garden City — Chinatown and Clarke Quay. Unsurprisingly, Singapore Chinatown is by far the cleanest Chinatown you will ever come across; and surprisingly (in a good way), there are tons of eatery that server northern Chinese food…something that we missed in KL.
With a busy summer in the books, it’s finally time to get back on the road. To kick things off, we made our trip down south again, spending a long weekend in Melaka, Johor Bahru and Singapore, almost exactly one year after we first made the trip. First stop, again, was Melaka. A combination of the blazing heat and the baffling “no photography” rule in many local establishments left my itchy shutter finger unsatisfied, but luckily the delicious food more than made up for it…
No trip to Guilin is complete without a visit to Lijiang — even though Yulong River makes for a more relaxing bamboo rafting experience (all rafts on Lijiang are motorized), the majestic scenery along Lijiang is definitely worth the time.
Qixianfeng (七仙峰) Tea Plantation is well off the beaten path and exactly what we needed — a leisurely morning spent high up in the mountains and away from the crowds, lush tea plants as far as the eye can see, a simple but delicious lunch, followed by tea tasting. Simply divine.