Saturday, October 4: After our long bike ride and late lunch, I’m neither energetic nor hungry this evening. I take a stroll around the town just as the sun sets and the streets light up. I don’t do much except take pictures of some of the shop windows and then drop into a pretty little cafe for a mango juice. That’s about all I’m hungry for after my lunch at Passion Fruit Leisure Farm.
Here are a few nighttime shots of the charming town of Yangshuo.
Musicians are serenading people all through the town, mainly trying to sell their CDs. Earlier I found a CD shop where the CDs look like old-fashioned records. I bought a CD from that shop because I liked the music they were playing, and I asked for a copy of that particular music. Chinese of course.
At this black T-shirt shop I can get a T-shirt with Chinese characters meaning Freak, Gangster, Crazy or Liar.
At one stand I can buy Yogurt mangoes juice, lemon juice, or Box Lemon Tea.
I follow the walkway into the Flower Cafe where I sit for a bit and drink a fresh mango juice.
Though the Treasure Island Fish Hot Pot restaurant is tempting, I’m not hungry enough to sample the food.
I would love to have a picture of myself wearing a conical hat. 🙂
Finally I return to the hotel where I sit in the outdoor cafe and have a Tsingtao beer. While relaxing there, I have a chat with Vivian and her daughter. Vivian speaks good English and has been teaching her daughter some English as well. The little girl wants to show me what she’s learned.
I’ve made plans for tomorrow with Vivian, who works at the Yangshuo River View Hotel. She’s going to take me on motorbike tour north of Yangshuo. At first I’m thinking I’ll follow her on a separate motorbike, but it turns out she plans to have me ride on the back of hers. That’s fine by me as I’m not sure I’d feel safe on these crowded roads driving one myself.
We’ve decided to meet at 10:30 in the morning for my tour, so I plan to sleep in, have a leisurely breakfast and then take off into the mountains with Vivian. 🙂