We got in safely last night and had an incredibly full day today. According to Jeff's trusty pedometer, we walked over 15 miles (for a total of over 30,000 steps), and had the adventures to prove it along the way. They included climbing the city's highest peak for a great view;exploring the Reed Flute Cave, a huge cave that acted as an air raid shelter during WWII; making our way through Guilin's enormous night market; and, eating and drinking several treats along the way. (Those included freshly squeezed watermelon juice, the region's local noodle dish speciality, and some other tasty goodies.)
Tomorrow, we're on to Yangshuo via a bamboo raft. We'll be bussed part-way down the river, where we'll pick up our raft (guide included!) for a two-hour ride. Should be memorable!
We'll post pictures when we're back in Shanghai.