...and other misconceptions I made 09-11-22
2009 Nov 22
June 25th 2014
Li river cruise to Yangshuo

Posted by D under family

After a very short night in Guilin (桂林) we took a Li river cruise. We could tell that the scenery was stunning, but the karst mountains along the river were shrouded in haze and rain. So the only good pictures I have are of people on the boat or things near by in the river bank…

Li river cruise

Family picture. With extra (our friend A from Redding).

Waterfall along the Li river

The next picture show the reunion of three girls who apparently were best buddies more than nine years ago. H2, S2, and L grew up in the same orphanage and according to the documents that the families have access to, they loved to play with each other. Nine years later they still had fun hanging out together.

Former room mates

After we arrived in Yangshuo (阳朔) we had some free time and wandered around the main tourist drag – West Street (西街). We found a very decent latte and not one but two German beer gardens, one even with an authentic German named Rainer who had been working in China for a year and a half – and couldn’t quite logically explain how he ended up working in Yangshuo…

Other attractions included an old man with two cormoranes who for a very reasonable fee allowed himself to be photographed with tourists.

Cormoranes

For reasons I cannot fully explain, this is a type of shot of the girls that I love… please don’t interpret this as something like “I want the girls to leave me” – it’s just a very sweet perspective, one that to me captures “growing up” and “being independent” – yet being close to us.

Xi Ave 西街

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  1. Catherine on 26 Jun 2014 at 7:09 am #

    I love that picture of the girls walking and holding hands! I can see why you enjoy it!

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