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... so there were only 4 boats going this particular morning instead of 10. The westerners were seated together so we got to know a couple from São Paulo, Brazil and a couple from Genoa, Italy. A mom from central west China was also with us, her 5 year old daughter and her mother completed our little group. We had a good time getting to know them all. Thank goodness they all spoke some English because our Chinese, Italian and Portuguese is lacking.
The sun rises over the Guilin hills and colours tint the sky. The sleepy river beckons us to its shores while boats fill with eager sightseers. "Not just yet," I tell my friend, "Not just yet..."
We fulfill our quest for flavour with dishes at a local eatery and its off to the park. Pagoda, pagoda, pagoda, or so the chant goes. Lights set the night ...
... series of "judder" bumps in the road to act as natural speed inhibitors. No worries for Chen - he avoids this braking aid by driving on the wrong side of the road and swerving in and out of the arrays in his own personal slalom run. Time to pull the hood of my jacket over my face and close my eyes and try and relax. Watching just kills me! Mac was stoic as usual and continued to garner a new toolkit of skills to deploy on the roads in Queensland. ...
... s all a bit artificial. The bamboo boats are made from plastic and we even get pulled over by the river police on the way back! We never got to the bottom of what the problem was but after 20 minutes some of the Germans on the tour start to kick up a stink and they soon let us go. It was either that or the money that changed hands between the Police and our tour guide! 'I'm making all the decisions from now on' says a disgruntled Karen. ...
... before. Matt
and I insisted on staying until the show completely ended and clapped for the
cast members, being the only ones left in the theatre. Afterwards, the cast
came out into the lobby for people to take photos. We then headed back to the
hostel, and are having a very early night. Tomorrow we have a boat journey to
Yangshuo. We are very thankful that Tao was not a scam, but have said we will
be much more weary in the future.