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Nov 30, 2001 - Funny Pointy Hills

Copyright 2004 David Rich 1100 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com F u n n y P o i n t y H i l l s Everything we'd heard about China was wrong starting with the best place to see its most famous scenery, the funny pointy hills soaring a thousand feet over misty waterways. This paradise actually exists where fishermen float on five bamboo poles lashed to impersonate a raft, spearing fish through cone-shaped nets, red lanterns reflecting off perfectly still waters. The waterways, rafts, conical nets and red lanterns were magical, but contrary to what...

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Nov 4, 2001 - Guilin/Yangshuo - updated

Rain, rain go away....Parlows want to go out to play. Somehow the misty drizzles of November in Vancouver had found us in the small travellers' haven of Yangshuo where we huddled over our cafe lattes and played chess to the strains of George Winston on the cafe's stereo system while the rain rain rain fell down down down. Yangshuo is unlike any other place we have seen in China to date -- one entire section of the town seems like it has been lifted from somewhere else and plunked down in the middle of southwestern China. Cafe after cafe...

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