Dragon's in the mist

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The funny antics on the Li river didn't stop me to go to the Dragon Bone Rice Terraces with the same tour operator. I had to get up very early to see some rice seeds grow, well the terraces should be even nicer than the ones seen on Bali. Unfortunately every soul in Yangshou, all 140,000, decided to go out of town so we were stuck in a hefty traffic jam. Our bus driver took this oppertunity to have his breakfast... in a restaurant!!! While the traffic jam was clearing and everybody was on their way, we were still stuck in Yangshou waiting for our bus driver to finish his breakfast and he was having a 10 course breakfast as he "hastened" to the bus after 45 minutes.

In Longshen we have a warm welcome by the welcoming commitee consisting of all the local women desperate trying to sell us postcards or scarfs. We all get our own personal shadow that will follow us during the rest of the day and strike like a vulture when we are down [tired of the hike and constant nagging and pestering].

Visibilty this day was ultra poor as I couldn't see more than 3 bones where I should have seen at least 7 bones. Well the dragon didn't give his secrets away this day and hid them very well in the mist.

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The village
The village
Dragon bones in the mist
Dragon bones in the mist
The long hair dance
The long hair dance
One of the many tea dances, I don…
One of the many tea dances, I don…
How many bones can you see
How many bones can you see
Its not easy being a someones sha…
It's not easy being a someones sh…
At last the mist cleared a bit
At last the mist cleared a bit
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