Blogs from Yangshuo, Guangxi, China, Asia - page 56


Asia » China » Guangxi » Yangshuo November 23rd 2005

On the last day of our short stay in Yangshuo we climbed moon hill to get a great view and take some photos...... read more

Asia » China » Guangxi » Yangshuo November 18th 2005

Yangshuo - 18.11.05 After 3 days and 2 nights of almost non-stop travel it was great to finally arrive in Yangshuo. We've been here a couple of days and have had a quick wander around the town and gone biking into the countryside. We have also changed hotels due to a duff tip from some other travellers - they raved about the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat so we thought we'd give it a try but it was way overpriced and the food was dreadful. Grr. We've only got another day here before we set off for our next destination - about which I am very very excited! Below are a couple of pictures of Yangshuo and the surrounding scenery. Lots of love xxx ... read more
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Scenery whilst out biking

Asia » China » Guangxi » Yangshuo November 18th 2005

Have been in Yangshuo a couple of days, its very pretty (like Ha Long Bay on land), weve been for a couple of bike rides and here are the pictures...... read more
The countryside....
Kate in the countryside....
in the countryside....

Asia » China » Guangxi » Yangshuo November 8th 2005

Since we return from Zhongxan (our Oct 24), we were preparing for our "big trip". On Oct 28, we joined a tour from Hong Kong and visited Guilin, Yangsho, Siu Hing. The tour took us to all kinds of shopping but very few sights. However, the 4 day tour was still enjoyable. At the end of the tour, we did not return to Hong Kong. We asked the tour bus driver to drop us off at Sanshui, Guangdong, China. Sanshui is now part of Foshan, just west of Guangzhou. Phyllis' father grew up in Sanshui, but has not returned since he left for Hong Kong in his teens. Phyllis wants to find some roots and through her cousin, found a way to contact the folks in Sanshui. We have published two albums, one of Phyllis' relatives, ... read more

Asia » China » Guangxi » Yangshuo November 7th 2005

Yangshuo is the unofficial convergence site of backpacker China. There's this pedestrian-only street, Xi Jie ("West Street") that is 3 blocks long, full of cafes, bars, clubs and trinket stalls to cater strictly to ole Whitey. You'll hear James Blunt in the cafes and Maroon 5 in the bars, and have your pick of pancakes, hash browns, pizza and burgers to remind you of home. More likely than not, you will run into someone you may have met earlier in your travels here. Our first night out, we ran into a Finnish girl (whom we first met while in Mongolia over a month ago), who was now travelling with a UK friend who was accompanied by a Canadian girl who ran into 2 French girls that were now running with a San Francisco couple. No joke. ... read more
Biking to Liugong near Yangshuo
Floating along the Li River

Asia » China » Guangxi » Yangshuo November 3rd 2005

Pictures from around the Yangshuo area. Well it took all that time to get the pictures downloaded. Spending the week in Yanshuo and having a great time. It is quite the oasis with beautiful scenery (this was the scenery we expected along the Yangtse), great food, and a very nice place to stay with a balcony looking over the river. We will write more later.... read more
Karsts along the Li River
Li River
Mr Lee and his art work

Asia » China » Guangxi » Yangshuo October 23rd 2005

Despues del autobus de la muerte, cogimos directamente otro autobus desde Guilin hasta Yangshuo, solo tardo 1 hora. A la salida de la estacion in tipo vino hacia nosotros ofreciendonos su hotel, de verdad que no lo queriamos y por ese hecho redujo el precio de la habitacion de una manera ridicula, estamos pagando 4 Euros por noche por una habitacion doble, en un hotel muy limpio y con CUARTO DE BANYO!!!No nos podemos quejar en el hostal estariamos pagando lo mismo pero compartiendo habitacion con otras 4 personas. Yangshuo es un localidad muy tranquila a las orillas del rio Li, el escenario es espectacular, montanyas de roca calcica, como a las que estamos acostumbrados a asociar con Brasil. Hay un mercado de comida cada noche cerca de nuestro hotel con una gran variedad de comida ... read more
Lamparas Chinas en un canal
Citrico con forma de pera?

Asia » China » Guangxi » Yangshuo October 8th 2005

Lucky to get a ticket out of Shanghai to ... anywhere. Lucky to end up where I did. Guilin and Yangshao is the undisputed area of backpackers in China, a touch of S.E.A. Back again; banana pancakes, cheap knockoff Cd's, lame slogan t-shirts, movie bars and dazed out looks. I'll take it, I have a dazed out look too. This area is crying for you to get on a mountain bike (they actually rent good ones) and take off in any direction you please. River trails to follow, hikes to find, villages to visit, its all within a few hours ride, unless you're in horrible shape. In four days I must have put over 250 ks on the bike, good weather, no people just what I needed. Living in a place as beautiful has to rub ... read more
Dragon Pagoda
Top of Moon Hill
Top of Moon Hill.

Asia » China » Guangxi » Yangshuo April 11th 2005

11/04/05 YangShaw is 3 hours away, so I decided to go there looking for good internet places to up load my diary. as a backpacker destination YangShaw should provided this service, and I did find one family guesthouse that provide free internet connection. I knew I will stay there. The Wong's family build this house and turn it into a guesthouse, and it mean family gusthouse to them! but for me... it is just a guesthouse that run by a family, they give you a room and that all! it wasn't my expectation, I was hoping for a living room we all can sit together and talk, a kitchen or small canteen. but doesn't matter, I got what I want here, download some software for my pocket pc, upload my diary and done! and the room ... read more
scene by the Li river
scene by the Li river
scene by the Li river

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