August 21, 2015

Kingfisher (Alcedo Atthis)


When you're floating on a bamboo raft down the Yulong River you often see a blue spot bulleting just above the water. This...

July 14, 2015

The Lotus is one of the most iconic flowers of China. Grown in muddy swamps and risen above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty, the exquisite...

June 29, 2015

When guests ask about our pool, I point them at the tree bark covered space where our pool table is standing. Generally they get very excited and have...

June 26, 2015


Red-Billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa Erythrorhyncha)


One of the coolest birds here is this noisy but beautiful magpie. With it's long white tipped tail a...

June 13, 2015


A few days ago I saw a post from NatureScanner on Facebook of an abandoned village in China where nature is taking over the now empty buildings....

June 6, 2015


I noticed there is not much to find on the internet about birds you can see around Yangshuo (apart from Cormorants). It is actually a great area for ...

May 3, 2015


The location of The Outside Inn is one of the most natural and quiet in the Yangshuo area. At the back of a small village, right at the foot of the...

April 28, 2015


As I said in yesterday's post, while walking the Hobbit trail you will hear a lot of birds. Now there are actually many different kind of birds aro...

April 27, 2015

The landscape around Yangshuo Outside Inn is spellbinding with the Yulong River snaking through the rice fields flanked by the surreal karst mountains...

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