Sunset on the Li River
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I slept till 1000 today ... my weariness is catching up ... besides I have a beeauuutiful hotel room for about EUR 12.50 per night just off all the clubbing and eating areas :-)
In the early afternoon, I took a bus out of town to Xing Ping where I boarded a little boat to view the karst limestone peaks from the Li River. Being winter, the sun sets quite early ... the sunset and the haziness added to the mystique and it was just so scenic ... the scene was worth a million dollars ... or actually CNY20 (about EUR2) since we were shown the exact scene depicted on the back of the CNY20 note!
In the night, I went fishing with a local fisherman and his comorants. The duck-like birds dive into the clear illuminated water (you can see them underwater) and come up with fish. Because their necks are constricted with a rope, they cough up their catch into the basket for the nice man ... who presumably has conditioned them with rewards previously. I've seen these talented creatures handle two fish (no plural, correct?) in one throatful ;-)
I couldn't have picked a better night for the fishing trip ... the moon was just a smidgen less than full and in the moonlight we could see the silhouettes of the karst peaks that Yangshuo is so famous for, plus the reflection of the peaks and the moon in the calm waters.