Outmaneuvering Typhoon Manghut & Travelling on the Fly

Journal entry from 9/8/18:

Typhoon Mangkhut shut down the train between Yangshuo and the coast and cut off the path to our flight out of HK. This forced us to rebook and extend our trip by 6 days.

The weather isn’t great, but we’re safe, and we’re going to make the best of this opportunity by traveling a bit further inland before heading home.

I’m happy to report that we’re really starting to figure out this bus-train-metro thing and it’s actually not so difficult once you get the hang of it. Here’s Josh, riding the bus to the Yangshuo metro station while booking two bullet trains to Guilin and Changsha. It’s great to be able to do these things on the fly and keep a flexible schedule so that we can adapt to the weather and travel conditions as we go.


Josh orders our connecting tickets on his phone. He became our travel ticket master during this trip.
Josh picks up the tickets he purchased by showing the reservation on his phone to the teller. It’s really not so complicated once you get used to the fact that you can’t speak the same language and you don’t try to rely on it.