Aug 21, 2008
Where I stayed
Dragon head hotel
Yangshuo is a wonderful area for the tourist who wishes to see a part of China that has not yet disappeared to the pressures of the west
. Although each time I come I see it creeping in. You can still go within 30 minutes of less and see unbelieveable local sites and fantastic natural ones. From drifting on the River Li on a "Bamboo" raft. The government has order all bamboo rafts now to be made of plastic look a likes to conserve on the bamboo. (but still a fantastic journey). To strolling through wonderful caverns with underground rivers and pools of pure water. It still has a little something for everyone. I hope to show you some as my time goes on.
But like I said this week was more to settle in and enjoy life. We have had rain for the first 4 days, the first couple during the day, then the next couple at night alone and now it has been sunny. The weather is a bit like Hawaii or Florida a bit humid for me. The will all stop in about a week.
Ok I better try to get this out on line before I loose my connection. Like I said this is a new hotel very nice but some of the wireless problems have not been worked out.
My first week was one of settling in and meeting old friends. This I believe is my 5 trip to this area. I have partnered up with some locals to help establish a couple of businesses the last time I was here. We have the 49 Juice Bar which caters to locals mostly kids from the adjoining elementry school. We have developed it into a subway type shop but with drinks. We now boost over 510 card holding members. School will start on Monday and our business will start to boom again. We have 3 full time employees and 2 part time. All must learn english as part of there job. The tutoring center is doing very well also we tutor a number of local kids and a few shop workers. During the time I was gone all ran smoothly. They did have a flood and we had 2 feet of water in the bar for a few days but they cleaned it all up and get it up and running within a couple of days.