Southeast China near Vietnam and Laos is a beautiful area to visit. The air is clean. The sky blue. One morning, we left the hotel early to join a river cruise along the Li River. Click on the photos for a larger view.
Soon after leaving the dock, I snapped this shot of the boat in front of ours. While the tourists were on the upper decks, the cooks were preparing lunch. The dinning room is in the large, first-deck cabin.
Cruising the Li River will carry you past one of the ten places to see in China.
I couldn’t resist taking a picture of water buffalo eating the plants that grow under the water. They would dip their heads under and come up with a mouthfull of green.
Small boats and villages are scattered along the river.
I wasn’t the only tourist taking pictures. Most of the tourists were from the Chinese middle class.
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