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Travel Blogs from Kaili
Take morning flight to Guiyang.
Fly Xian / Guiyang CZ 3276 1045/1225
Arrive at Guiyang and drive 200 km (2 hours) to Kaili. Check into the Grand
... where I managed to get away after they'd eaten and make my way to the other side of the river. At first I was a little reluctant as the whole area seemed to be quite new and mostly bars, but I was not disappointed as I ascended and saw the most beautiful views of the village proper imaginable.
Then back down to a hike through the rice patties and up a mountain gave me one of the most pleasant surprises yet; throughout the hills ...
... of the most beautiful, authentic villages I’ve seen; people fishing in the river, driving cattle on the road, many dressed in traditional costume.
However, once the bus pulled in, I regretted NOTHING (except maybe being stung 100 yuan to enter the village, but even that didn't hurt) It reminds me a lot of Fenghuang here, but a couple of years behind in the tacky tourist stakes, and more mountainous.
Anyway, a quick stroll around ...
... wheat and cabbage patches. rice planting in various stages from plowing with water buffalo to seedling planting topaddy flooding. quite interesting.
hopefully i have this figured out and will be more regular with posts. for those of you who i may have missed with last pms email sent when i couldn't get the blog to work i apologize. even the address book wasn,t behaving.
til next time
... Kaili pour visiter les villages de minorités alentours. Kaili est une ville de taille moyenne où on pouvait voir les tenues traditionnelles des différentes minorités.
On a décidé de visiter 2 villages, dont le 1er, Langdé, était tout près. N’étant pas un très grand village, on a fait l’aller-retour en bus dans la journée. C’est un village miao comme Dehang avec de jolies maisons traditionnelles en ...