To get from the dock to Yangshuo, one must walk through the Gauntlet of Kitch.
Kitch. Interesting, though.
Flautist peddling his wares on the street.
Urban reflections in downtown Yangshuo.
Trevor, reflected at the start of the second line in a stony yinyang haiku.
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On a kick with reflection pics.
Waterfall house on the riverbank.
At the riverside, "carding" the boat touts with a Chinese playing card.
It was rather amusing as it worked to keep people at bay when I'd flash it at them.
I realized later, the card I held was a capital four, pronounced "si," which also means "death."
Valentine's day on the Li River.
Another furtive couple on Ching Ren Jie (Valentine's) Day.
Trevor The Programmer tries his skills at a different sort of hacking.
Man smoking a cigarette in the red light of Minnie Mao's restaurant.
Study in Red.
Why yes, I *can* use chopsticks, thanks for asking.
Strings of lanterns hanging from trees over a bridge.
Going on a jaunt down the river, this time on a bamboo raft, sans others.
Pointed peaks and distorted reflections.
Overtaking a man on a similar raft.
River blot test the first.
I'm not positive, but this looks to have been a factorial port integral to the economy,
though now it's surely just a fraction of what it was, and used at indefinite intervals.
We'll take one last bend before turning back against the current.
River blot test the second.
Hrrm, your identification of a supine woman is persuasive.
But no, I think it's just karst.
As the sun goes down and the fog comes up,
bats poke holes in the sky and drain out the colour.
Gloaming fades to black as we pole back to the city.