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I set this up for a trip to China last year. It worked pretty well for that and I've been using it on and off since to post pictures from trips as well as what I call "good images."

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Yangshui Day 2

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We went shopping after breakfast on our second day in Yangshui, then tried to go back to the
hotel. We had gone back and forth at night and in the morning, driving through a market above
the river which was always closed. At noon it was open and full (very, very full!) of Chinese tour
groups getting off these boats on the river. We were trying to push our bikes against the human
flow and it was not (!) fun. When we went back to town 30 minutes later it was better, but still not
great.We set out for Moon Hill and stopped a few interesting places along the way. First we saw where
the rafting finished (if you had more patience and paid more money than we did the day before.)
Then we visited a giant tree which was 1,500 years old - kind of like a minature Chinese
Disneyland with girls dressed up in costume (and people posing with monkeys and floating in
bubbles on the fake lake.)Then we went to a Chinese cave. They have "artistic" lighting and somehow mobile phones
worked in the cave. It appears the main reason to take the trip to the Chinese underworld is to
pose for photos. I obliged. In the cave we got to take a boat ride (actually 2 - you can see how we
got out.)Finally we got to Moon Hill - the Lonely Planet says it is 1,250 steps to the top. It was pretty tiring
and we got really sweaty. Before we walked to the very top I stoped to give an interview for the
Vilaggazdasag (thanks for calling Mester Nandor!) about the Hungarian Government's decision to
build the new Government district with a PPP construction.
5th May 2007, 14:34  

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