WATER, WATER, WATER… AND FLOOD

Flood along the Li River - same scenery as on the 20 Yuan note

Flood along the Li River - same scenery as on the 20 Yuan note

Sunday started the same as Saturday ended; everybody had some free time to enjoy the town Yangshuo. Even though it was still raining, most of us walked along the famous West Street through the town and bargained with the Chinese shop owners over Souvenirs, clothes and jewellery, hoping to get a good price. Others went to the market and had the saying confirmed that the Chinese eat dogs, as they saw dead dogs hanging from the ceiling.

At noon, we all went to Xingping and had the chance to look at the scenery which is on the 20 Yuan note. Unfortunately, part of the scenery was covered by trees as we could not walk to the viewing point because of the floods. Nevertheless, the passionate photographers among us waded through the water to have a perfect view on the mountains. Afterwards we headed to the Moon Hill restaurant, where we enjoyed a late lunch or an early dinner, having a great view on the Moon Hill, a mountain with a huge hole in it.

A Swiss female student became a star among Chinese tourists at Guilin's airport :-)

A Swiss female student became a star among Chinese tourists at Guilin's airport 🙂

Later, we drove to the airport, waiting for the flight from Guilin to Guangzhou. After having some discussions with the ground staff about the baggage overweight (most of the overweight came from the men!), we all waited for the boarding of our flight in a crowded hall, full of Chinese. While waiting, one of our blond girls became the attraction of the Chinese. After a few minutes she was surrounded by at least ten Chinese, wanting to take a picture of her. After a while they got more courageous, standing next to her and wanting to be on a picture with her. Now, she is famous in Guilin!

After arriving at Guangzhou at 10.30 p.m., everyone was happy to arrive at the hotel and fall into their beds, knowing that an interesting but exhausting day would follow. The highlight of the evening was Roger Federer winning the Grand Slam in Wimbledon for the sixth time.

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