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... when I actually arrive at my destination. You know, usually I try to just "enjoy the journey", which is not hard to do, but today however, it really really was. I think my feet were even sweating, because I started to get the same blisters I got in Cuba on that really super hot day. Note to self: When the temperature is over 35 maybe don't wear Chacos.
There was nothing along the highway except ruined houses and long grass. I ...
... all written in Chinese. The hotel was very close. Good.
The next day I went to see the Diaolou. They were mostly build by successful overseas Chinese and incorporate architecture from China and the West. More basic diaolou were build in concrete with main propose to protect the villager form bandits. Here is a link to read more about it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiping_Di aolou
There is 3 major diaolou clusters around Chikan. I went to all of them. ...
... and I won't explain further.
For some of you these incidents may seem trivial but let me assure you they are not. Regardless of the motivation behind the actions the actions are unacceptable. I'm more than happy to take photos with Chinese folk, we've had a lot of people politely requesting photos. I'm not sure why anyone would want a photo of my ugly face but approach me politely and I'll ...
... us into his home to show us how he lived. He had a turtle in a big bowl of water to bring him longevity. A third stop at the village of ChiKan gave us the opportunity to shop for local produce and souvenirs. Teas, freshly crushed sugar cane juice and peanut brittle were amongst the edibles on offer as well as jewellery, postcards and baskets. Our group of 15 is also now just about able to count to 15 in Mandarin as we use a number role call system to make sure we don't lose ...
... the owners have no incentive to sell even though they are essentially rotting away. During the last two decades, a lot of families have come back to visit their ancestral homes, but did not move back.
Li Yuan (Orchid Garden) had well preserved Diaolous and one of the more wildly beautiful gardens we have seen while here. Most Chinese gardens are very manicured, but this one was allowed to get a little overgrown and it was ...