A Day in the Rice Paddies

One of our pre-existing idyllic scenes of rural China is glistening golden rice paddies. We spent a day outside of Guilin strolling through a rural farm town.  We arrived at the very end of the season, so most of the crops were dead, but it was still beautiful.  We took a rickety old gondola from the base of the hill to the top of the mountain, which might rank among the top 10 most dangerous activities during our travels.

PHOTOS from the rice paddies