I SPENT YESTERDAY BIKING THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE OF YANGSHUO. LAST NIGHT I TRIED CHICKEN FEET ON A STICK; TASTED LIKE CHICKEN FEET...YUCK! TONIGHT I AM HEADING OUT VIA A SLEEPER BUS TO HONG KONG. THE BUS IS LITERALLY A SLEEPER, IT HAS BEDS AND YOU CAN SLEEP THE WHOLE TRIP...ABOUT $25 FOR THE 12 HOUR RIDE TO THE BORDER. I HAVE DECIDED TO HIT HONG KONG IN AN ATTEMPT TO AVOID ALL OF THE UPCOMING MADNESS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BIG NATIONAL HOLIDAY HERE IN CHINA. H...
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I've shaken off the jet lag and I'm well into my new itinerary. I have made my way to Guilin and just now arrived in Yangshuo. These are both small (by Chinese standards) touristy cities and I can see why. The scenery is amazing. The Li River is surrounded by tall, green karst peaks that seem to go on forever. I plan to explore more of this area and the counrtyside by bicycle. OK, let's talk food! I had my challenges in Chengdu. Everything, I mean everything was...