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... maybe, but I want to give this location it's due. Like many tourists, I often think, what is this place like?
At times it reminds of the Smokies in North Carolina with their thick rhododendron understory, small communities in the Berkshires of New England, or creeks going into the Buffalo River in Arkansas. Gradually I've learned that the bamboo is indeed a unique plant that has made this forest a treasure.
Chen says it produces ...
Wish we had more than parts of three days here, but we've had a great time exploring an historic culinary & natural landscape. While back in Mianyang, Chen got word his friend Chichi has been able to get time off from work and will join us. I was glad because Chen will be in an especially good mood, and Chichi adds an element of calm as I learned two weekends ago.
We arrived after a ...
... to Chinese, in case you ever need to find a train station in China. Arriving at my friends' room, in true John and Qiao fashion, the booze was already flowing. This would be my first experience with baijiu, a homemade Chinese rice wine, about 12-20% alcohol, that comes in big 10 liter plastic jugs, resembling spare plastic gas cans. We would also drink a lot of pijiu (Chinese for beer, which is only around 3%) and, being a celebration, copious shots of mijiu (distilled ...
... underground train. I like riding trains very much!
This train took us across the river to the Science Museum. Auntie Rachel and I walked down the street from the museum to the Oriental Pearl Tower. It was a long walk, but along the way we saw some really cool things! The streets was lined with trees that had lights like Christmas time. It was so pretty.
We walked and walked until we finally reached the Oriental Pearl Tower. ...
Today was a beautiful, sunny, laid back day. I spent a few hours biking, a few hours walking, a few hours writing, and a few hours sitting by the river.
After the recent rain, the river looks like an endless stream of instant hot chocolate. It ...
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