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... then they fit more in, sitting on little stools. They tend to get very, very crowded, so it's best to get there first so you can get a proper seat rather than a stool. The most we had was 14 adult passengers.
Tuan Shan was built in the very early years of the 20th Century, just before the 1911 revolution, and has hardly been touched since, apart from some ongoing renovation work which meant that some of the buildings were closed. For some reason just about ...
... of executed criminals or rebels in baskets hung on the town walls.
The house was made up of lots and lots of courtyards, all filled with chyrsanthemums, orchids, bonsai, an ancient well. There was a pool where we sat and watched a lone turtle sunning himself on a rock and a kingfisher flit between the trees.
Another place of interest was the "School Administration Test Shed", which is where the regional imperial examinations were held. Jianshui seems to ...
... to see rice in a whole new light! The village was by one of the sets of terraces and so there was great views from the hostel. It really is impressive seeing the miles and miles of terraces – the area is indescribably big and has been carved by the Hani people over 1300 years. Yes, China is overpopulated and in the cities people live on top of each other, but they still need a hell of a lot of land left free to use just for growing food to feed all these people. ...
... We shopped at a super market with them.
Andra, Matt, and I ate dinner at a place Miguel recommended. It had an Ipad as the menu! The food was spicy!
Miguel and Eric said hi to us. We left the restaurant to go back to the hotel. At the hotel, people invited us to go out.
We walked and search for a bar, but we got lost. Eric appeared out of nowhere. We got lost even more and then decided to just eat ice cream.
... and eventually I bought my Spongebob Squarepants wallet that was just waiting there for me. Then we went to the park and watched the ladies dance and two young guys doing some breakdancing on the square. I really like the Chinese parks, they are so alive. There are often more groups of women (old and young) dancing funny, and many people with babies and kids are watching them. Here we also found places with many many pooltables outside where the local youth hung out (I ...
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