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After our tour to Yangshou, a quick freshening up stands between us and a night in Guilin. In the taxi going into town it looks a lot like many other Chinese cities. The buildings look a bit old and crumbling with lights and signage all over them. We take Lily's advice and get dropped off at the Li Jiang Waterfall Hotel. Li Jiang means Li River but I don't get the waterfall part as I can't see a ...
... by hawkers selling all manner of things. Tourism is the sole purpose for Yangzhou's existence. We walked around West Street, the place to buy souvenirs etc,etc. It didn't take long to tire of that so we went into a tea shop. At the back of the shop we sat at a low table and were served a number of varieties of teas the traditional way including pu er tea. This type of tea is a speciality of Yunnan Province. ...
... It had stopped raining by the next morning we were very relieved to see so we could see the mountains which rise vertically up close to the town. We had a fairly early start as it was a three hour drive up into the hills. Nothing is near to anything in China so you have to be prepared for long journeys. We had not seen anything pretty as far as countryside was concerned and China seemed to be one big building site with apartment blocks going up ...
... he had much say in the matter.
The trip to Guilin was pretty uneventful. When I arrived I met the brother and followed him to his death-machine (otherwise known as an electric moped). I was carrying two heavy backpacks. Worryingly, my brain thought "I'm not getting on that, I'm going to die." whilst my body was busy getting on it. The 1st trip was quite terrifying, mostly because I had so much weight on my back and it constantly felt like ...
... profusely and had chest pain, managed to gasp that very same sentiment before sagging to her knees and burying her face in the ground. Seriously though the view was great. The people who built these terraces centuries ago, did so because they were a minority group and were being hastled by those in power. They trekked into the mountains and of course they needed food to survive. Growing rice was the answer to their problem and the terraces the result. All the rice they produce is ...