Guilin and surroundings, China - broady

Longshen: We took a day tour from Guilin to the Dragon's Backbone Terraces - rice terraces which are, today, regarded as marvels of human engineering. We visited villages occupied by the Zhuang and Yao tribes. They are very entrepreneurial peoples! Very insistent that you buy a bangle or a purse. In fact, having experienced the 'harrassment' of Egyptian and Indian purveyors of fine goods in the street, these people were, by comparison, masters. But, also fun. So, I guess you take the good with the bad.

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