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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... way. We cross the Li river for the first time and are surrounded by steep mountains. The man sitting in front of us had us all laughing, while reading the newspaper he crunches up the pages he's finished reading and throws them out the window! Strange. The road winds through little villages and people continue to literally jump in and off the bus. In Xingping we arrive near the main street and end up walking through the markets, fresh vegetables, live chickens, goats, ...
... 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 ...
... as picking up the bikes. The less said about that the better. Cycling on the roads here feels safer than at home. The roads are almost four lanes wide to account for the slower cyclist and scooters. Plus people are more expectant of bikes so are more prone to checking before pulling out. Within about 20-30 minutes the rain had stopped and it took about an hour to get to the caves that were our destination. My bike couldn't change into the top crank gear for me ...
... the table top and soon the first of many mouthwatering dishes arrived. As the Chef continued to slave away in Mickey’s tiny sweat box of a kitchen the rest of the Gang of Five, Mickey and I all yelled friendly abuse towards the kitchen such as;
You call yourself ...
... s Backbone which is a series of rice terraces. And from there to a national park whose landscape inspired the movie Avatar. Both, I’m sure will inspire some more brilliant photos. So until next time take care and thanks for reading.
-Janice + James
*Since Gina is an American her visa regulations require that she leave the country once during her stay.
*PG WARNING* SOME PICTURES MAY NOT BE FOR THE SQUEAMISH!!