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up the hill

on steep steps, many times carried by men and women odler than the tourist cargo
the famous Longji rice terraces (september2009)

October 4th 2009
From a touristic MUST SEE STOP that I made in Yangshuo, I headed up north to see the famous Longji rice terraces. To avoid time killing with transfers I took a direct "onedaytrip" from Yangshuo ...just one way. So by noon I was already feasting on sticky rice, steamed in bamboo stems. What a taste! Soon (by the evening, when I of course went for another one) I learned that it's essential that the ... read more
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