Rice Terraces and a Long Hair Show!

Trip Start Nov 23, 2011
Trip End May 23, 2012

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Flag of China  , Guangxi Zhuang,
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

We left Nanning and headed on a train to Guillin! It was like an ice box for the 7 hour journey! Neither of us have ever been so cold. Thunder and lightning started and a strip of lightning hit the ground meters from our carriage!

As the train rolled on we went through dozens of ghost towns! Ghost towns are fully built towns that have no one living there. They have been built as the country struggles to deal with the ever increasing population. In the rain and cold they looked like film sets.

At the hostel we were taught how to make dim sums and ate hundreds of them! Once again i impressed with my cooking prowess!
We met Jeremy and Anna and booked to go hiking around the rice terraces. We headed into a hillside village and saw the rice terraces for the first time. The view was amazing. Even in the winter the rice terraces were spectacular!

When we got back down some very old women asked us if we wanted to see a long hair show! We all looked at each other. One of the boys said they would like their photo taken with one of them but didn't want a show. The old lady asked us to go around the corner as she didn't want the others to see what she was doing! It was at this point that it all started to feel a tad seedy!! The old lady undid her hair and it was almost down to the floor. It did look a lot like a wig though! Either way she seemed pretty pleased with it and we got to experience another bit of weirdness in China!

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