Biking in and around Yangshuo

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Pretty isn't it

When we look back at it it doesn't seem so long ago, but we're already traveling for 13 days...just a few more and it's over again :/. It always goes way to fast...The days started to be less busy, we had more free time that the first week we were traveling.

Anyway this day we rented some bikes to go touring around Yangshuo. Yangshuo itself is scary busy with what seems no traffic rules (except brake for red lights), so it was a bit weird to bike around there, and except for buildings there was nothing to see. Once we got out of town it started to be pretty. All around were rice fields, lots of trees. We could see buffalos being used to plow the land or just walking around, and people working on it. It is very quiet compared to the city itself.

A buffalo
Most of the roads are dirt with those nasty stones in it, a few asfalt roads too. We had a stop at a local house, to see how people lived here, they still had pictures of Mao on the wall. They also had theirown machine to make soyamilk, they had a few chickens, the man had made weights out of stone to practise with. It was interesting. The weirdest (but for them most normal) thing was that they already had their coffins at their home. It was their way of taking care of their funeral.

After that we went a little further, we also crossed a bridge where we saw a man on a scooter walking him buffalo. It was a funny thing to see how the buffalo just walked in a slow pace and the owner drove after it.  After about two hours we had a coffeebreak at the Giggling Tree.

The soya machine
It is a nice hostel/restaurant/cafe (owned by Dutch people). They had apple pie! Real apple pie ^^ It was delicious. And fresh orange juice. We sat outside for about 10 minutes, then it suddenly started to rain. And not just a bit, it was a real big shower. So we ran for cover at the roofed terrace close by x) From what i've heard it's a pretty good hostel/guesthouse about 5 km outside Yangshuo. So if you want to stay near Yangshuo but not in it, check it out.

 

When the rain stopped, and all was nice and muddy, we started our way back yo Yangshuo. Not much stops etc, just getting back asap because it was all mud now. We lunched at the Cafe del Moon (if i remember correctly) it was nice but expensive compared to the same restaurant where we had dinner the precious night. As far as anything can be called expensive outside the big cities....

And we had an afternoon off again :)

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Pretty isnt it
Pretty isn't it
A buffalo
A buffalo
The soya machine
The soya machine
The did have some modern equipment…
The did have some modern equipmen…
The Giggling Tree
The Giggling Tree
Yangshuo
photo by: sylviandavid