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... walk around by day but it comes alive at night-time.
The gardens and arbours are lit by thousands of LED lights. This evening we took a boat ride around the four lakes. Under a full moon we sailed past 9 storey pagodas to watch a fishing display and arbours with concerts and dance and under many famous bridges, all against the backdrop of majestic mountains. It is a real integration of historical culture into nature.
... back. These were open at 8pm but were hardly crowded. Just a few minutes away we saw a group of mature ladies on the corner of a street being led in dancing to easy listening music. Prior to this evening stroll, risking the semi-controlled crossing of multi lane roads (a green pedestrian crossing light does not mean it is entirely safe to cross, just safer than when the light is red!) we had eaten with Ollie at a street cafe. Here open to the street we were served ...
... tiny strips all up and down the mountains, almost ready to be harvested. All the work has to be done by hand as the terraces are too small for machinery and there must be extensive system of irrigation to provide water to all the terraces as rice must grow in water. We saw some harvesting going on as we came up the mountain road and it seemed that once the rice was cut, it was immediately threshed by hand into a portable wooden box with sloping sides and then ...
... arrived on the scene. The performers were amazing. Gotta be one of the best lion dances I have seen. There were incredible acrobatics which were very impressive. The more people threw ‘huong bow’ (red packets at them), the more daring the performance became.
Wow, what day. I am exhausted just recapping it.
PS : Just when I thought I was ready to bunk down for the night, the funeral celebrations ...
October 23. Moving day from Yangshuo to Shanghai.
At breakfast sitting outside along the street, we saw children headed out to school all wearing an identifying baseball style hat, many accompanied by their parents or grandparents on scooters. One group of older students were accompanied by Western instructors perfecting their English by participating in a game in the street. Garbage trucks were passing and street sweepers (manual) cleaning the ...