So after having enough of village-hopping, Guilin was on board! It was the normal stopover point to Yangshuo, Yangshuo is a place where it is WAY too easy to do absolutely nothing...(not that I have been doing this)...There is some absolutely stunning scenery here when you rent a bike and explore. Most people's favorite sites are the karst mountains, viewed from rafting down the Li River.
So I finally counteracted my laziness (surprising most people I meet, that I enjoy living like a local as well as a tourist, not getting up at the crack of dawn each day to partake in touristy activities!) I took a bus to a smaller village around Yangshuo called Yangdi and took a raft to Xingping. As you are arriving to Xingping, you can see the picture depicted on the 20 Yuan note, and as most do I took a picture and a video of the beautiful scenery! There were many mountains that looked like objects such as apples along the way!
Today I biked around Yangshuo, passing through some absolutely stunning scenery, viewing just about every natural fruit and vegetable that grows on this earth. I passed through some smaller villages, and was able to see the Yulong River as well! See what getting up before 11am can do? Also, renting a bike for less than $3 USD is not bad!
I have met some amazing people in the bar/hostel where I am staying and have been helping them to try to bring in business and doing some "work" - which consists more of helping out with random things and giving my opinion and ideas about things...the bar has only been open for about 1.5 weeks now...and I've already managed to break the chord connecting any source of music to the speakers tonight....great...I should be getting my Employee of the Month plaque any day now....I will let you know when it arrives!
My next stop is Guangzhou, and after that, to Hong Kong! According to my Visa, I will have technically left China once I arrive in Hong Kong.