Friday, June 6, 2014


Where do I even begin?! I left my heart in this place. It was our last vacation and too perfect for words! I loved every minute... it was the best way to end this incredible experience that I call China. We took a 24 hour sleeper train to and from Guilin and then a bus to Yangshuo that took a couple of hours. The nature there is breathtaking... it's like real China, real villages, real rainforest... I'm telling you this setting beats every place I've been in China! Right in the valley between the mountains is this super cute, super fun little city! There were tons of outdoor activities to do there... here's the run down: We ate a lot of good food, saw some amazing views, rode mopeds, rode bamboo rafts, went swimming, watched the sunset from a waterfall, rode bikes, went to mud caves, hot springs, got fish foot baths, went repelling off of Moon Hill (this was a pretty big deal, especially since it was my first time repelling), hiking, jumped off a bridge and had the most amazing time ever! I have been so blessed to be here in China with such awesome people. I love all my friends here so much and I have learned so much from each of them. Being in Yangshuo made me reflect a lot on my life and how much I've changed in China. I am so happy! This is hands down the best thing I've done in life so far and I wouldn't change one thing about it. I am ready to go home in 20 days and take life by storm. There are so many things I want to accomplish and I'm ready to make things happen! Not to mention... I need to swim, camp, dirtbike, rock climb and be outdoors more. This vacation reminded me how much I love to be active!
Joce, Car, Court and Me in our harnesses after the repel

Friends in Yangshuo at sunset

Is this real life?!

Just posing on a bamboo raft!

Riding mopeds

MUD CAVES! Never been so dirty before..
And yes that's me in the back! Haha

I will miss them

Swimming in China!

This is the most gorgeous thing in person.. and we jumped off this bridge later

That's Moon Hill..
we repelled from the very top of the arch in the middle all the way down to the ground

Looking out over Yangshuo

From the top of Moon Hill

Life doesn't get much better than this...