Because we are trying to stay loose, we are spending alot of time on logistics – and everything doesn't always work out. We had expected to leave Yangshuo a day earlier but we couldn't get train tickets from Liuzhou to Zhangjiajie on the day we wanted to leave. So we spent a day hanging out, taking portraits of some of the women working at the hotel and watching the locals staring into space.
In the late afternoon, we climbed the local star attraction – the moon palace at Moon Hill – which is an arch in the mountain overlooking the valley.
Climbing a to a star attraction in China is really walking up a paved path. But, in this case a paved path that does go on for a good bit and one that gets steep at the end.
At the end, we got above the arch
and had an impressive view.