The next day I flew to Banda Aceh, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. After an amazing month mostly spent diving on Palua Weh Island, I flew to Bangkok Thailand and reapplied for my Chinese Visa. This time through an agency and I was successful. I flew to Guilin Provence, famous for its small upside-down ice cream cone-shaped little mountains and the Yijiang (Yee) River that flows through.
I enrolled at the Long Tou Shan Tai Chi Martial Arts School outside the picturesque village of Yangshuo about an hour south of Guilin City. During the month that I studied Tai Chi at Long Tou, I had a few opportunities to float the Yijiang river (Yee river) and spend some time in Yangshuo.