And another Day Trip

July 29, 2008 at 14:05

Today Michelle and I went to another small town close to Yangshou. Visited the market and took a boat cross the river to hike back to the city. We had 38 degrees and it was quite humid. But the surroundings where worth the effort. No noise, no cars and almost no people – at last outside there small villages.

Yangshuo

Yangshuo

Yangshuo

Yangshuo

Yangshuo

Yangshuo

Yangshuo

Another Bamboo Raft Trip

July 28, 2008 at 15:35

Today i wanted to go to a little city and hike back to the hotel. On my way down from the room one of the hotel girls stopped me and asked my if i would like to join another guest in a day trip. Well why not? It turned out that the other guest is Michelle – a teacher on vacation. So here we took some bikes and went with our “tour guide” to the river. This time it was all downstream – so no engine noise.
All the chinese tourist where really happy so the place was full of good energy – great! After 2 hours on the raft we continued with the bikes in a big circle back to the city. Later Michelle and I went for dinner – did meet the 2 girls from the night before so we had a nice evening together.

Yangshou

Yangshou

Yangshou

Michelle

Yangshou

Every now and then there is a food or beer stop – very convenient !

Yangshou

Yangshou

Yangshou

Yangshou

Yangshuo

July 27, 2008 at 04:06

I took the bus to Yangshuo as Stan told me.

Yangshuo

Got a room in the Peace Hotel. A bed, hot shower, toilet air condition, free Wifi and tv for € 4.80 – not too bad! Went for dinner and had a chat with the waitresses as there where not to many customers at the time. Than this 2 funny girls joined me

Later we went to the Monkey Roof Top Bar where this picture was taken

Yangshuo

As the girls are students we went home 11:30 but i meet another chinese couple at the hotel lobby so i could not go to bed and we went back to the Monkey Bar.

Yangshuo

The woman in the middle is the famous owner of the place