Riverside Retreat Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiverside Retreat Hotel Yangshuo
Had to move. The sewer smell coming out of the drains was intolerable. Yuck!
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I got a text late last night from Sam’s mom who asked if I wanted to watch the sunrise with them from viewing point number one right next to their hotel. I was never going to let little Sam down so I jumped out of bed at 5:40 and was out of the hostel’s front door at 5:50 hiking up the hill. I had enough battery in my phone to be able to use it as a flashlight. It was so dark and at one point I got super freaked out because I saw two green eyes looking at me ...
... as a man with a long knife slit it's belly and its inners fell onto a tarp laying in the ground. I ran into an ally to throw up a mixture of apple and stale nock off Oreos. Shaken I hurried away from the market. I was determined not to go back to the hotel though, I had to make this trip worth it. After a hour of wandering from street to street without finding even a single English or Pinyin sign it started to rain hard. Dejected I headed back to the hotel. Back in the room I took ...
... to wash and dry a pair. Then I came up with the genius idea of using the free shower caps the hotels gives you as plastic socks! It worked a treat! One of the locals informed us that Jackie Chan was to arrive in the area two days after we had left as he was filming it here - so we almost met him, but not quite! It would have been good to get a part as an extra in the film! After Longji Terraces we made our way to place called Yangshou, but that's a story for another day! Love to you all ...
... more time to see the scenery. We also had time to play cards, which we had not done for a few months!
We arrived in Yangshuo around 2pm and many souvenir and tour salespeople welcomed us. But what we had not seen before was the fishermen who use trained cormorants to fish at night. This type of fishing is an art, which has now also become a ...
... was so fierce they called all people ( 10,000 people) out of the seats and under cover for another 20 minutes until the storm passed...the show must go on and it did; by the time the show finished we could see the night sky stars (Big Dipper)- the show was enjoyable Chinese folklore, in a bay of the Yulong River and using lighting on the surrounding karst mountains and water (over 600 actors, dancers, singer participate in this production). A glass of wine, some journaling and ...