Sunday, October 5: I’m supposed to meet Vivian at the hotel at 10:30 this morning to go on a private motorbike tour of the countryside north of Yangshuo. Before our meeting, I walk into town to find some breakfast. I’m pleasantly surprised to find the town is just waking up and the streets are practically deserted.
Even Xi Jie, better known as West Street, normally packed with people, has just been washed down and is practically empty, except for a few early birds like me.
I decide to indulge in the breakfast buffet at Rosewood Cafe.
I continue to stroll through the town, enjoying the peace and quiet. I even find some people walking around in their pajamas.
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Heading back toward the hotel, I pause along the Li River’s edge to see what’s happening.
I’m excited about my motorbike tour. When I get back to the hotel, I gather up my camera and my bag, and meet Vivian for a full-day of exploring.