AN AIRBNB RECOMMENDATION // LAOJIA 老家

I've really been looking forward to sharing this place with y'all! As you could tell from my post earlier this week, Guilin was hands down our favorite part of the China travels, mainly because of our accommodation. As i mentioned in my Guilin post, we were looking for a way to experience the river without fighting with the hoards of tourists. Laojia turned out to be the best base for this.


Laojia is located in a Langshi, a little village of 400 people, and you have to get there by boat. This is arranged for you by Maarten or Haibo, the caretaker of Laojia.




Laojia is a renovated house from the Qing dynasty and consists of two private bedrooms and meditation rooms, along with a shared bathroom, common/dining room and a courtyard area. The house is incredibly beautiful, and although it is renovated, it's still true to its origin. 


 The food at Laojia was another great part of our stay. Since Langshi village is tiny and far away from anything - including restaurants, Xiaomo, a local woman prepared us vegetarian meals for lunch and dinner for only 25 yuan each. This woman really knows how to cook, and some of our best meals during our travels were for sure prepared by her.
I could keep talking on and on about Laojia, but I think I'll leave it here. If you're interested in experiencing the real, local Guilin, definitely check this out. Along with the several hiking opportunities, this is also a great chance for you to interact with the locals, and practice your Mandarin - or even learn some if you're new. 

Camilla

Hej, jeg er Camilla - udlandsdansker, makeupsamler og rejsefanatiker

6 kommentarer:

  1. Ej hvor ser det lækkert ud - Elsker at følge med hjemme fra Danmark.

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  2. This looks so cute! I love that all the rooms seem to have personality and culture (and that door is too cute!).
    xx, Pia

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  3. Jeg har GLÆDET mig til at høre mere om jeres overnatning! Må jeg spørge hvor mange dage I overnattede og hvor I tog afsted fra? Jeg har overhovedet ikke styr på min Kina-geografi (endnu), så jeg aner slet ikke hvilken større by vi ville skulle tage afsted fra, hvor lang tid turen ville tage og hvor man skal tage hen bagefter. Men hold op hvor ser det fedt ud!

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    1. Nooo, jeg tjekkede lige kalenderen, og vi er alt for sent ude, kan jeg se :(

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    2. Har du tjekket det andet værelse? Der er der stadig en hel uge i oktober. Vi havde tre nætter der, men man kunne sagtens bruge en uge der, men også mindre. Vores housemate havde kun en enkelt nat, men havde stadig mulighed for at opleve meget på den enkelte dag. https://www.airbnb.dk/rooms/1310347?s=D9st
      Vi tog flyet til Guilin, hvorfra vi blev hentet af en kvinde fra landsbyen, som kørte os den 1 1/2 time til Yangdi for 280 yuan. Man kan også tage en bus, men alt det går Maarten (værten) mere i dybden med i deres guidebog, som er ret så god. I skal bare være opmærksomme på at ankomme til Yangdi før kl 18, da I skal med en lille båd hen til landsbyen, hvilket ikke er sikkert efter solen er gået ned.
      Hvis I kan tage toget, ville jeg helt sikkert anbefale jer at gøre det. De er langt mere punktlige end deres fly (vi endte med at være 1 1/2 time forsinket.
      Gør det, hvis der er ledigt. Så fantastisk en oplevelse!!! (:

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  4. Wauw hvor ser der bare lækkert ud!! :)

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