The flight Thursday night took us to Guilin and it was then an hour and a half bus into Yangshuo. So we eventually checked into out hotel around 11pm.
I went for a walk late that night around Yangshuo and West Street as the town has a strong night life being popular with westerners and Chinese alike as an outdoors and party area – very similar feel to Queenstown in NZ.
Yangshuo – West Street
The first item on the agenda Friday morning was a bike tour through the city and countryside, then onto some bamboo boats for an hour and half float down the Li River and then back onto the bikes for lunch and return to city.
Biking Through Yangshuo and Countryside
Bamboo Boats down Li River
As Expected Em Takes Charge
One of Many Rapids – And Wet Bums
Lunch at Moon Hill Cafe
The ride back from Moon Hill to our Hotel took around an hour after which we needed a good rest. It is hot and humid, much like Kuala Lumpur, and even through we are use to it the heat still takes it out of you.
We were back in the hotel foyer at 4pm for our Chinese Cooking Lesson. This started with a trip to the market. Nothing new to us living in Kuala Lumpur except it was first time I had seen frogs ready for the menu.
Local Market - Prawns - Frogs - And Molly
The cooking lesson was great. We all really enjoyed it – both the cooking and the eating afterwards. Learnt some good tips for Stir Fry like heating oil up first on high then turn down to low to cook so as to not burn the food. Also always add some water at the end but do not stir until water is boiling and use the water to combine and even out the flavours.
Our Two Families – Ready, Steady, Cook
Em the Master Chef
Molly Hard at it
The Results – Dumplings – Beer Fish – Chicken Cashew
Enjoying the Spoils