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Dinner was delicious. Bob's dad made interesting "vegetable balls" and his mom made amazing smoked fish for dinner. I was really impressed! There was also some wild boar (with a bullet still inside!) that was caught by his dad's friend. It had a distinct taste, maybe like a mixture of pork and caribou???
One of Bob's friends, Amy, was really animated and spoke English with me through ...
... stall and sat down for an hour to catch up on the blog and enjoy some soup. Dumplings, how I have missed thee.
I told a friendly looking guy my legs were sore and he started giving me a massage on the street! I managed to tell him to go away with my dictionary by showing him the word for unnecessary.
Bob shouted at me from a new flashing white scooter. He was waiting for me at the drop off point. He had been ...
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 ...
Took the bus from Xiamen up into the mountains inland to a Hakka village in the rural mountainous region of Yongding county in Fujian province. About a 4 hour ride. Helpful teenager next to me used Baidu translate to work out where I was heading and made sure I got off at the right stop. Got picked up at the bus stop by the father of the owner of the hotel I'm staying at. The hotel is in a section of one of the old Fujian Tulous. The ...