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... minutes outside of Kaili to Gideo Miao Village. The villagers were performing a welcome ceremony for two bus loads of tourists, one with people from the Netherlands, and the other group from Sweden. The welcome ceremony included many of the people from the village who sang and danced. The people in this village are known as long skirt Miao. After we watched the ceremony, we walked around the village. The houses were similar to the Miao villages I was in yesterday in that ...
... from the local melon. They also toasted me during lunch which meant more rice wine again. That stuff is strong! The ladies at the house also showed me their work on the looms that put my placemat loom creation from Japan to complete shame. I was blown away by how intricate their designs were. They also showed me their embroidery and again the detail was amazing. The second village we went to see was Boji. This was a much smaller village ...
... In the afternoon, drop by a Miao embroidery Museum, with
an embroidery class.
Try the special sour fish soup tonight.
Hotel : One standard double room at Grand Dragon Hotel in Kaili
... set me up with one of the girls there. Beer after beer after toast after toast kept flowing and before I knew it the slab they had bought over the bar had been consumed.
So much for quiet beer eh?
So I slept in a bit late and then made my way for some noodles, and another walk through the village where upon my return, who should be spot me while waiting for lunch; none other than my new Sichuanese mates. More beer and some ...
... from a fellow passenger on the bus, enquired about Xijiang. Turns out there are frequent buses and it’s only an hour or so trip (and only 13 yuan for a ticket!!) So on the spot, I made a decision (yeah that’s right, I’ve managed to do physical exercise AND make a spot decision in the matter of a week or so…yeah, I’ve changed man)
Once the bus to Xijiang took off, I had a few pangs of regret. Outside of Kaili ...