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West Street, Pool, Fishing and Chicken/Duck/Cormorant(?)

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We had a lie in this morning...necessary after firecrackers were going off next door at midnight! Then off to West Street in Yanghou to look around all the stores. We went for some tea tasting, to a bar for some local beer and got an ice cream :-) Very pleasant afternoon!

Back to the hostel for a few games of pool before going to see the cormorant fishing in the evening (we're getting pretty good at pool now)!

The cormorant fishing tonight was amazing! We were out on the river in the dark and the only light was coming from the fisherman's bamboo raft. Really beautiful. And the birds were fascinating to watch!

After the fishing trip, whilst waiting for the taxi back to the hostel, Jo decided that we needed to fulfil Adam's latest challenge to eat a chicken's foot. So off to the local buchery type store where we bought a foot. However, only after eating said foot for several minutes did we realised it was webbed...and therefore not a chicken's foot! Fail! Epic fail!

More hilarity before the taxi arrived...almost being witnesses to a stabbing by stool! A super loud argument was happening right on the street and so of course, loads of people were stood around watching (us included). From nowhere, one of the men produced a stool which he alternated between sitting on, throwing at man number two, and ripping the top off to turn it into a stabbing device. Luckily at this point someone else stepped in to confiscate the 'stool' and stop the argument!

Now we're sitting in the hostel lounge watching the Hangover. Great end to another awesome (hilarious) day in China!

Tam xx

Posted by Tam-Jo 07:34 Archived in China Tagged yangshuo

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We hope it wasn't cormorant foot - it would be like biting the hand (or foot) that feeds you! xx

by Mum and Dad (Ven)

Another fun day and healthy meal!!! We love all the photos. Carry on having a good time xxxxx

by cathy hodgson

Yangshou looks amazing and this sounds like an awesome day!! Good work on 'completing' the challenge, strickly speaking you got the wrong bird but I will let you both off...webbed feet...yum! I am currently thinking up the first challenge for India....xxxx

by Adam

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