China it up... again
Trip Start Apr 29, 2006
70Trip End Ongoing
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You know what's brilliant? Cyling along dirt paths amongst silly beautiful scenery. Cycling? brilliant. Dirt paths? Average, bumpy, wet but fun. Silly beautiful scenery? Brilliant. Living the dream... You know what's a bitch though? Terrential rain. Warm terrential rain. The decision to get rid of coat-master-coat is looking better all the time. Today, I stood for 2 hours in the middle of nowhere, my umbrella protecting my bag more than my self, but at least surrounded by silly beautiful scenery. I managed to extract from a policeman (in mandarin) that it always rains like this. AVerage...
Whilst on the topic of my talents in speaking mandarin, I am glad to report that my chinese vocabulary is steadily increasing. Today, at the hairdresser, I learnt that the word 'short' in English seems to mean 'give me a shit haircut' in Mandarin. Mental note. I'm at least glad that mum has been able to monitor the length of my hair by the uploaded photos, and reported in when she was of the opinion that it was getting too long
And so, having climbed a series of peaks and cycled around forever, with the intention of seeing further peaks and spectacular caves in the forthcoming days, I now upload photos. A warning: these photos have the potential to induce tremendous jealousy. They are, after all, silly beautiful.
And so, to the Top 5. Well, having copped out so blatently in Guangzhou, I thought I would fulfil the musical requirement, belatedly nonetheless. Top 5 songs describing the first days in Yangshuo:
5. Another day in Paradise - Phil Collins
4. Cloud Factory - Clouds
3. River of Dreams - Billy Joel
2. Summer Rain - Belinda Carlisle
1. The First of May - BeeGees
More to come from silly beautiful Yangshuo...