We got to Guillin very early and there was a bus waiting for us and it took us
to Yangshuo. We got there and checked into our hotel (apparently foreigners
aren’t allowed to stay in the grotty hotels). After some time to sort our selves
out (me and Anthony managed to find a bar which did egg and bacon for breakfast)
and then we had a bit of a Walk and Cathy our guide showed us round some of the
town, before we were bussed off down to the river for a boat trip down the river
Li. Aside from the grey sky’s the large rocks produced some very beautiful
scenery were we stopped off at a little village further down and and we had a
little tour around the village. We stopped there for a lovely lunch and then
took the boat back, even on the way back the driver was offering over people to
drive the boat and after no one else said any thing I had a bit of a bash for a
while before letting the more experienced boatman take over on the choppy part.
We got off and walked a bit before walking back to the bus back to the hotel.
Later on in the evening a few of the group went for a Kung Fu lesson, where we
all had a fair share of pain handed to us by a man who’s limited vocabulary what
sounded like “Chi” and “thin waist”. After that some more people joined us and
we did a Tai Chi lesson as well. We walked back to the hotel, and then went to a
dumpling delicatessen and had some delicious dumplings. Some of the others in
the group in the showed the staff some Australian money and they were really
keen to see some over foreign money – they were particularly fascinated by the
Hong Kong and Macau money!