Senior Leader International Youth Hostel
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... over to say hello to westerners).
We haggled like mad, in a mixture of English and mandarin, then I went down to chat to the boatmen themselves. No English there unfortunately, but once I started negotiations, the tout Ben was chatting to shouted down to the boatman I was talking to. Obviously must be the code of conduct here, cos he wouldn't discuss it any more once she shouted at him!
Eventually we got on one of the little bamboo ...
... to try it out in the first place, but by the end we were both happy and excited we had tried something new.
After a week in Yangshuo we were glad we stayed as long as we did. It was a great place to do lots of activities but also recharge batteries and eat good food in order to regain some of the weight we had previously lost. It was with sadness that we were hitting the road once more but also keen to move on and see more of China, namely its largest city, ...
... list of Yangshuo 'must-dos' requires us to climb approximately 10hrs a day, every day for the next 30 or so days. Since this is impossible and we are planning to leave China well before that, I guess a return trip will be in order sometime in the future! No protests here.
To keep it interesting for non-climbers, I won't detail the actual climbing we've been doing but it has been mostly overhung with good holds because ...