Yangshuo, Guilin, China, April 2019: there’s no denying the fact that this is a holiday hotspot for the Chinese domestic tourist along with a handful of internationals. The character of this town definitely overshadowed with all the tack one finds in a tourist town. Endless souviner shops, ticket touts and candy stores. I’m sure the Chinese welcome such synthetic additions to their historic settlements but the real draw of Yangshuo is the natural history of it’s surrounds, sadly plagued with mist, low clouds and rain most of the time.
One aspect of this so called tackiness is quite useful though – the KFC. Coffee, WiFi and contemplation is the way to spend time as the mist swirls around the hilltop’s.