as the night went on. We started out on the night market street getting some dinner of various barbecued meats, veggies and round after round of beer. I somehow managed to skip the shots of bai jiu
floating around. One night of this Chinese mass produced moonshine is usually enough to turn you off the stuff permanently. I also took a zero on the boiled Scooby Snacks (see pic below). Ruh Roh.
After round after round of gan bei,
we finished dinner and decided to move on to a night club to shake our collective bon bons
. Unfortunately, Emmy was the only one that really knew where we were going and it's difficult to get 6 people into a single taxi much less a tuk tuk like vehicle. Driver after driver refused to take us all on a single motor bike converted into a 3 very small seat taxi, but we finally managed to pile into 2 of these death contraptions and motioning more so than saying follow that cab. The club was bumping on a Saturday night and full of local revelers and tons of scantily clad go go dancers and live entertainment. I would have to guess that Nanning has a booming economy because drink prices were on par with Shanghai and there were no shortages of locals partaking in the evenings festivities. I guess trade with Vietnam must be going well. Unfortunately, I tend not to take my camera out on nights like these because they tend to get lost so I don't have any pictures for you. I did manage to lose my keys though and locked myself out. and ended up getting a 2 hour massage sans happy ending and spent the rest of the morning there instead of getting a hotel for a couple hours.
After deciding that my hostel wasn't going to pan out, I went down to Nanning to check out a school for the investors that I was working with. While I was there, I decided that I needed a fun night out to relax and decompress after all the work and stress of the past few months. I met a young local girl who was a yoga instructor and asked her what fun is there to be had in Nanning. We got together with a couple of her friends and a couple drunk