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Travel Blogs from Yangshuo
... and within 15 minutes we arrived at our peaceful rural accommodation, the Yangshou Tea Cosy. After a couple of relaxing hours in the outside garden and a few reds on our balcony, we adjourned for dinner at the Tea Cosy. Crispy skinned duck and twice cooked pork with rice was, suffice to say, delicious, whereupon we retired to our balcony to consume the rest of the Great Wall.
... and pointing
fingers for those of unfortunate enough to not speak the language.
The inside of the cruise ship was very
nice, with wooden chairs, and we shared our table with Larissa and Savinci, an
English teacher and student in Beijing. They are originally from Brazil but did
not meet until coming to China. The river cruise took us down the Li river at a
leisurely pace and did give us some spectacular views of the Yangshuo county.
Along the way ...
... be found in the surrounding villages and countryside, but you equally likely to stumble across a former backpacker who has stayed to develop a hostel, English language classes, or outdoor activities business.
One such was my destination the next day. Despite not being a cook I often enjoy taking a cooking lesson whilst travelling. As readers will know food is one of my interests and I find cooking classes often provide a good way of learning a about the local food, and ...
... damn. Nevertheless we got our shot and can add it to the 'been there done that’ list when we hand over any 20RMB notes in the future! There were not so many notable mountains for the last hour or so of the boat but fortunately the sun was out so we just sat on the deck enjoying the view. Our arrival in Yangshuo was chaos, most passengers on the boats just come here for a day trip, but we were here for a week so had our bags to lug from the harbour. As we ...
... lunch. My chicken cartilage, bone and fat pepper dish was horrible, but it was the commotion at the other table where a bunch of Chinese blokes were eating that stole the headlines. Just after they'd finished, a couple of them sat back and looked at something that was moving on the table. It was only a BLEEDIN SNAKE!!!!! Now don't get me wrong, it was only a wiry little thing, but still, there was a snake on the table......a SNAKE..!! Jesus!! The ...