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Reporting from Yangshuo

sunny 20 °C
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"How would you like to go on a plane?", I asked my three year old. He replied "Yes, let's go to the airport".
What I neglected to mention was that we would get up first at silly o'clock, then take a one hour taxi ride to the airport squashing six of us in to one regular sized car, then we would have to queue for forty minutes to get our boarding passes and check in our luggage (no, you have to carry your bag!), work our way through security and then wait some more for our flight to be called. This time we were 'really' getting on a plane, as we got a bus across the tarmac and climbed up a movable staircase to enter the plane. We then sat for an hour, delayed, because of air traffic control prior to take off, but with no electronic devices to pass the time. Jie Jie immediately commented on boarding the plane that there was no in flight entertainment, but managed to spend an hour colouring a gorgeous picture of an Easter Bunny. Then we finally were airborne... Flew for two and a half hours, got off the plane, found our stuff and immediately got in a car for another two hours... Six hours door to door... Not really ideal for a three year old who just wants to run around and explore!!!

But we are now in a beautiful part of China... We are staying in Moon Hill Village, near Yangshuo. The mountains around us are beautiful, we have stunning views from our balcony. And we are here with my parents in their mid-sixties, somewhere they never expected to see. We walked along the street in our village which has a loads of sellers selling stuff from little carts. At every spot with a clear view if Moon Hill, there is a little set of steps on which to pose for photos, underneath these there are people with traditional Chinese dresses you could try on and then pay for the privilege of having your photo taken.

Our accommodation is gorgeous- the Yangshuo Village Inn, which prides itself on being sustainable. For example refillable water bottles in each room, rather than wasting single use water bottles. Gorgeous rustic bamboo furniture. Lovely gardens... And an amazing rooftop terrace, happy hour last night was well deserved and the pizzas which they served were delicious. Could not have pictured a more perfect dinner last night.

It's early morning now, and we are up to seize the day... Breakfast first, then rafting on bamboo rafts.

Posted by aboo10 15:43 Archived in China Tagged landscapes children family_travel

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hope the mid-60ers also survived the day!! have a great trip!! rafting!!

by libby

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