Located on by the Taohua River, just outside the confines of the city of Guilin, is one of China’s hidden treasures — Reed Flute Cave. For centuries, locals used the hard reed stalks found near the entrance of the cave to craft woodwind instruments; however, no one realized what could be found inside.
While markings on the walls date to the Tang Dynasty of the 8th century CE, the cave was not discovered by modern China until World War II. Some time in the 1940s, two soldiers seeking asylum from Japanese forces accidentally found their way into the cave, and soon others followed.
Today, the floors and enormous ceilings of the cave, along with the many stalagtites and stalagmites, are illuminated by dozens of lights. These lights shine an assortment of colors, turning the natural limestone formations into neon pieces of artwork. For those visiting the cave, there are tours that travel from Guilin into the caves. These tours through the nearly 800 feet of underground stone vault generally last around one hour in length, and are often part of larger tours of the greater Guilin area. Along the way, groups might encounter the nearby villages of Lujia, Fubo Hill and Elephant Hill.
In the western state of Jalisco, Guadalajara boasts some incredible Mexican culture, including historical landmarks, idyllic neighborhoods, fun shopping, dining and live mariachi music. Paint the town read with very little green (or multicolored peso, in this instance) and explore Guadalajara cheaply.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
The Christmas season is serious business in Ecuador with much of the population practicing traditional Roman Catholic beliefs. Though Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25, the day before might hold more cultural significance. Christmas Eve is the celebration of the birth of Jesus, or the Pase del Nino Viajero – The Passing of the Traveling Child.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.