Power Women!! Trekking in Yangshuo

During our trip we have been noticing that we find more women travelling alone rather than men!  Yangshuo was no exception!

We started our walk with Catherine! from Germany which we meet at our wonderful guest house! and by the end of the walk we had meet as well from Germany Kathrin and from Israel Lior and Rotem! Catherine and Kathrin were taking a month travelling around! and Lior and  Rotem took one year of as well! to explore the world after their two years in the army, which is mandatory in Israel.

Here are some snap shots of our journey! 

We took the local bus to the starting point of our trek, 

When we arrived to our destination, there was a looooot of people waiting to start selling us a lot of stuff!

It was challenging but we made it out of the bus!

After a lot of bargaining we were able to get a decent price to cross the river :)

Time to put those legs to work!!!

The snacks you can get along the way :)

This trek had a sweet and sour part! The sweet was that we needed to cross a couple of times the river in order to continue our path... the sour was that we needed to bargain every time! :P 

The best snack around the Yangshuo area was tangerines! you could find them everywhere at really cheap price!

Arriving to the end of the trek! 

Yummy rice snack,

Group picture!

We are not the only ones :)

During our stay in the wonderful guesthouse Yangshuo Culture House we meet two more couples doing a one year trip! Shanna and Richard from The Netherlands and Amy and Paul from the Uk! together we did an amazing biking trip! in which we got lost a couple of times! and came back by boat after two of the bikes got a flat tire! It was an amazing journey!!! :) 

The scenery is just breathtaking!

During our way we found this cute little guy!

you can read in everyone's face: "Ohhhh sooo cuteeeee"

Time for some yummy lunch!!!Nothing better than a 0.50 cents noodle soap in rural china! 


check out the noodle lady! technology is everywhere in China!! what we know for sure is that she is not checking google or facebook! as it is blocked in China, 

check out the security system this guy has in a little shop in the middle of nowhere :P 

damn that windows! always giving errors ehehehhe probably what the guy is thinking ehehhe

Rural China, 

We found these farmers collecting their crops 

an Richard and Paul decided to help out!  

and yes.... in front of them is a lady taking two!!! :P

some snapshots of China´s rural life and Yangshuo impressive landscape! 

we probably biked 30km! after which Antonio and Richard had a flat tire! so we headed back to Yangshuo by bamboo boat! :)

After we arrived to Yangshuo we ruched to arrive in time for dinner! In this guesthouse the dinner was included and it was one of the best food we had in China!!!

super tasty food!! and healthy!

That is Antonio´s hand picking up our favorite dish! stuffed green peppers! which thanks to Shanna we got the recipe :) 

Stuffed green pepper (c) Mr Wei

Ingredients: Green pepper, green onion, white pepper, salt, pork, soy sauce, garlic

Step 1: Mince the pork, the white pepper and the salt.
Step 2: Put the meat into the green pepper.
Step 3: Make the pot very hot then put the oil into the pot, then put a few garlic into the pot until the garlic becomes brown/yellow. 
Step 4: Put the stuffed green pepper into the pot, make the skin of the green pepper a little bit crispy. 
Step 5: Turn the fire low. Cook until the meat is ready to eat. 
Step 6: Before taking out the stuffed green peppers, put a little soy sauce and a little shredded green onion in the mix.

A breathtaking Chinese landscape: Yangshuo

This is the landscape in the 20 rmb bill and is just gorgeous! When people ask us what is the most beautiful things we have seen so far Yangshuo is in our top! 

This post was not easy to make! I have so many wonderful pictures! it was difficult to choose which ones to post! Here they are! I hope you enjoy them! and it motivates you to discover this amazing Chinese region! 

Your really get a view of the rural life in China, 

Everyone was really friendly and always saying to us "Hellowww" with we replied with "nǐ hǎo"

The famous bamboo boats! 

Just a lovely!!!!