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After my Li River cruse yesterday I got a cheap room and did some exploring of Yangshuo. It is an amazingly beautiful village set right on the river and surrounded by those famous pointy mountains on all sides. The town itself is very tourist oriented, being perhaps the most tourist friendly place I have seen thus far, which is basically a nice way …
After being in Yangshuo for a few days I finally got a handle on the weather patterns. It starts raining at about midnight and continues until about 9am. Then it mists for about an hour then clears up by about 11am. There is about an hour of no rain until is starts dumping again for another couple hours. Your real window of opportunity is in the …
... easily have been pets. But after death they all had one thing in common, the same frozen snarl was fixed to their faces, I can only assume that this is the death mask of the murdered dog. Now although I have never had a pet dog, I do love them, and I think for this reason it was a day or so later that I was able to process what I had seen. I can't and won't justify the killing of dogs for meat but two things struck me as odd. Firstly that these Chinese actually love dogs as ...
... a valid ticket from the ticket office, for the express us to Yangshuo. We wandered around, finally coming to a conclusion, this wasn’t the bus station, and we had to go looking for it, carrying our bloody packs with us.
We assessed the map again, and realised that these buses are just local ones. The real bus station was a good mile walk away, so we shouldered our packs and trudged off dejectedly. We located the station, ...
Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,
My rolls of film, now developed,
That drizzling day again,
The river, unwinding itself between pinnacles,
Draped exquisitely over themselves.
Bamboo drooping with mist crisscross each other,
As we crisscrossed the river villages.
Dirt poor among ...