Student stories

I flew into Baiyun International (Guangzhou), and it looks like every other airport. The metro from there to Guangzhou city centre was also pretty much like every other metro I’ve been on! I was preparing myself for things to be quite difficult, particularly the lack of English, but I found most signs had English translation, and I had downloaded a map of the metro lines before I left Australia. The main differences were that the tickets weren’t tickets - they’re tokens. Also queues are a trap and they don’t actually exist here. Other than that, the bustling, busy, messy China. . .

Finally, the sunny days are back in Yangshuo and it is a perfect time to explore the countryside. The countryside of Yangshuo is known for its stunning sceneries of limestone hill formations. Exploring the countryside gives a great opportunity to get closer to the nature and to discover the charming little villages with pretty shops offering some local dishes and the nice