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We went back to the hotel and I arranged a bamboo raft for me and Joseph. it was much cheaper than arranging it through Xiao Jong. He is very helpful, but I think better at sounding like he is helping us. We crashed out for a bit in the cold rooms and wilted on the verandas in the 34 deg heat, and 95pc humidity.
We had a light lunch at the hotel. For drinks Joseph and Lily have a chocolate milkshakes while I have ...
... until the fish came back up.
Whilst gliding down this river, we had another 'Oh China...' moment, which was the appearance of three or four to-be-wed couples having their photos taken (or at least, trying) on the rafts. It's fair to say that some were having more success than others... And yes, me and Lily (okay, just me) really wanted one of them to fall in. Sadly, this didn't come about.
With Friday came one of our favourite excursions out to a tiny village ...
... where to go but very excited for the next stage of our trip. We have enjoyed China very much and are quite amazed that we manage to get so far across the country without too many hitches. We are now very much looking forward to visiting country number two on our travels and joining our tour which begins on Saturday 12 October. We can now sit back and relax and let someone else do the hard work :)
More updates to come soon.
Love Rachel and Harry x
... Kids tried the pizza but not quite Pizza Express. Strangest thing about McFound (yes that is the name of the restaurant!) was the (lack of) choice of drink - no water or even coke. Perhaps that's a good thing that coca cola hasn't made it here yet. Florence tried the apple juice. The extra wide straw was a clue that it was really mashed up apple in a glass. Very good for the digestion I'm sure. Tip for future travellers - take a bottle of water with you ...
... Station so we knew where to go for our bus to Yangshuo tomorrow, and fourth, food!
The hostel receptionist gave us a very useful map which showed the main routes around Guilin, and circled two areas very close together "This Train Station and this Bus Station" she helpfully told us. They looked as if they were right next door to each other which would be a big help, “can we catch a bus there?” Dan asked “Yes, number ten or eleven ...