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Travel Blogs from Yangshuo
... fans. We decided to step out a bit and took the local bus/van to Fuli, which was made easier with a piece of paper with "bus to Fuli" and "Bus to Yangshuo" written in Chinese characters by our hotel staff. This was very helpful as english is almost non-existent here. The Fuli town was basically a street with a local market one street back. We scoured the market for the fabled fans. But, could not find even one, we walked down alleys, dirt roads ...
Tuesday June 11th/2013 After another excellent rest, awoke to a 'no rain' day - yeh...for today is a cycling day. After a hearty breakfast, headed through the country villages to a location called Moon Hill and also to Gold Water Caves. Moon Hill, as anticipated, was simply a cycling destination as the site is quite a non event. Moon Hill is an arch formation in one of the karst mountains that is highly marketed to tourists-was a nice cycling route ...
... had finished, we were taken outside where a huge table had been set up for making dumplings. It was in the street and we were surrounded by journalists and cameramen! They were taking pictures of us, interviewing us and recording our every move! It was absolutely nuts! I now know what it feels like to be a celebrity.
After being forced to make dumplings like slaves, we were then given a free pot of the dumpling pudding, which was incredibly sweet but also delicious! Then we ...
... surrounded by beautiful and oddly shaped mountains. It was so cold up on top of the boat so I mostly just stayed and enjoyed the view from inside and didn't mind that at all! We got to see the scene that is featured on the back of the 20 yuan note here in China so that was neat! It was funny too, to see these men on bamboo rafts who would paddle up and hook themselves on the side of our boat and try to sell us fruit through that window haha!
When we arrived ...
... for ‘Look, a pig’ but didn’t fancy learning the Chinese for ‘Squeal like a pig’. We then encountered our first and only rapids, which were great fun, I can immediately see the attraction of this kind of water sport, though it was a tad concerning when my kayak filled a third full with water. Sharon actually managed to beach her kayak on the only protruding rock in the river, which we agreed was quite ...
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