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The Hakka buildings were amazing. the families used to live communally in a fortress type building, with the animals on the ground floor and living accommodation above, very similar to Shakespeare's Globe.
We had a tea tasting session and walked through little stalls selling tobacco, fruit, crafts and tea.
A really lovely trip, which only cost us 218RMB for the whole day from 7.20am to 7.20pm. Fabuluous!
... But it was a total mob scene with Chinese tour groups. Ended the day leisurely wandering around the village my Tulou was in and found it nice and peaceful like the first cluster I visited. Then spent the evening hanging out in the courtyard of the Tulou in which I was staying. I realized that it definitely was a historic Tulou when the occasional tour group trickled through. Pictures will say much more than this narrative will but sadly the Internet at this new Hostel is not great either ...
... at it was watching TV shows. Specifically Growing Pains! I said I grew up watching that too. We agreed that House is also a great show and that Hugh Laurie is both of our favorite actors. The four of us chatted for probably 2 hours chewing sugar cane and eating peanuts. Once again photos will have to wait until I have better internet. Heading to the airport early tomorrow as the choice of buses is limited. Hoping there will be good wifi ...
... and people here stop for nothing at all.
The group got to the airport and had a smooth flight to Xi'an. Here we were met by our new local guide, Tiger. He is part of the party, but speaks the most about the issues China has with government. I tried to find a restroom, but they were all squatting. They are literally a hole in the ground with a space on the side for your feet. Even if there is a western style toilet, you have to ...
... Despite the fact that there was well over 200 rooms in the roundhouse for some reason there was no toilet or showers in it at all and I had to make a 5 minute walk to get to the travel agents to use either. As an additional consideration they locked the door at 8pm sharp, if you were in you were in for the night and if you were out, well tough. The roundhouse itself was in a dreadful state of repairs and seemed to be falling down around me, though if I'm honest I liked that ...