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... phone whilst also trying to negotiate the windy roads with one hand on the horn button and now his other on the phone! Despite the drivers antics we made it back to town safe and sound. My next stop from Guilin was to be Yangshuo just down the Li River, I'd been watching the weather forecast and trying to decide if one of the tourist boat cruises down the river was really for me or just to take the bus, I decided on the former and was ...
... was time for lunch. For which I was thankful, as by then I was starving. We were dropped in the town of Yangshuo, a pretty little Chinese city with a bit of a Disneyland feel to it. So. Many. Tourists. Despite the crowds I managed to find a rather deserted restaurant where I enjoyed some much needed vegetables and delicious stirfried pork.
The excursion that afternoon was admittedly even more enjoyable than the one that morning. Whilst the little Li River was just ...
... us to change for the new itinerary. Big mistake. We set off on our full day tour to the Longsheng Rice Terraces, which are about 100 km north of Guilin. The terraced fields are built along the slopes winding from the riverside up to the mountain top. The coiling line of paddies spirals up from the foot of the mountain to the peak, and viewed from above, the fields appear as a huge snail when viewed from the summit - marked as the zenith of our ...
... on the bus and a few of us talk about getting a massage (not Thai style! a proper one). The guide knows just the place. Almost the entire group ascends on the massage place. Most opt for a foot reflexology massage, three of us go the full body. Pleasant torture. I feel sorry for the poor girl who got me, she certainly earnt her money. An hour massage is 150 yuan, or $30. I tip my girl another 100 yuan for the effort. Despite the fact I don't ...
... and the staff our friendly, but the
rooms are shabby and the facilities are a bit below par. All the private rooms
in the city were full as well, so we are sharing with 4 other people, one of
whom cant seem to stop peeing all over the toilet seat (my moneys on the tall
british ginger im stuck with.)
We are only staying in Guilin for this one
night, as all the guides and travellers we have met have said to run to
Yungshou as quickly ...