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... but they did not come out so well. We then walked back to across the street from the hotel for dinner. It was good, but we were all tired and wanted to get back.
When we got back to the hotel, we learned Katie had slept most of our time away and was now up and wanting to eat, a great sign.
Thank you for all of your wishes and prayers for our safe journey. They helped through a stressful and scary few days.
... we packaged for our hostess, her cousin and Mr Wu.
After dinner we had Mr Wu drop us about 4 blocks from the hotel in the business district so we could walk the streets. It was a pleasant evening. Folks got a little freaked when I took them down a back alley shopping tour, but afterwards, laughed it off.
It is our tradition on Gotcha Day to celebrate with either an ice cream cake or the Klingler favorite devil's food with whipped cream ...
... called Nan Feng Tang (South Wind Pool…although I didn't see a pool).
The village is very small and typical in layout and architecture for the area. It’s quite beautiful with its little gardens and the mountains looming in the background. The path up the mountain is a bit challenging, but very pleasant and offers some amazing views of the surrounding countryside. It was a cloudy day that promised (and ...
... that contain odd rocks and shells. The only paths are ones that the locals have made, but hiking in the surrounding area is really pleasant and offers many beautiful views.
Some of the hills have been quarried to make building materials for several of the local structures, although the newer ones seem to use more brick than stone.
The village is where my friend Alice (a ...
... the ticket, and then allowed me to wait in their own private resting quarters, perhaps to ensure that this foreigner wouldn't miss his train. I was grateful for their help (and the comfortable sofas instead of hard plastic chairs), and when the train arrived at the platform, they directed me to the right car. The ride was only 20 minutes, and I killed some time in the Shangrao station before my train to Guilin would arrive. Once I was aboard, I found my top bunk and went to ...