Tip for Yangshuo, China – Stay at Monkey Jane’s and use the free guide!

This weekend I have been exploring the amazing little town of Yangshuo, near Guilin in China. It is a very friendly little town with lots of really cool things to do. We have wandered through caves, had a mud bath, hikes mountains and biked around small villages. And that’s just the day activities! The food is insanely good and there is lots of cute shops and cool bars to wander through at night! The best thing for me though is that Chinese locals who want to learn English volunteer at the hostel we stayed. As such, you get a free guide to do all the activities which – and for coeliacs – a free guide to ensure what you are eating is gluten-free! Today’s treat was specially made gluten-free, the names of which I couldn’t really understand but they were great:

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These were probably my favourite! I am pretty sure it was Taro covered in sticky rice, but you can never be sure! Q (our guide) ensured me I could eat them though!

Here’s what the other treats were:

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The first is a “pumpkin biscuit”, again made with sticky rice, and the second is sticky potato inside sticky rice… So many carbs I am sure it was terrible for you, but it was gluten-free so I’m not complaining!

Coming to Yangshuo has been amazing and when I am back in Hong Kong and have my computer I promise to write all about it! If your going to Asia or looking for a holiday – check it out!!

Much Love,

G.E.B.

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