Bamboo Rafting on the Yulong River near Guilin. Time for another trip to China. Previously I have been to Beijing with a side trip to Xian and another trip to Shanghai during the 2010 Expo. The visit to the Terracotta warriors involved a day flight which went smoothly, and it was at that time that ideas of linking other Chinese city's into a holiday first surfaced. This trip I will be flying to Singapore and enjoying some food there, before an afternoon flight to Chengdu. Here I will make a visit to the Giant Buddha of Leshan and also to the Panda research centre. Another flight leads me to Guilin where I will cruise the Li river, climb moon hill and spend some time in Yangshuo. Heading home with an overnight stop in Guangzhou where it seems all of China's manufacturing is on sale. I am not offering a perfect holiday, instead I will share my experiences both good and bad. Going from a small town of 300+ people to a city of 12 million can take some adjustment The help of two local guides made sure that I made the best use of my time and also that I learned something about the places I visited.