Club Town in Disguise
Trip Start Nov 02, 2011
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When we finally arrived in Jishou, we immediately got bad vibes from the city, and wanted to leave. We walked for a bit and stumbled upon the bus station. Next stop: Fenghuang. About an hour later we arrived to the bus station, where once again we were bombarded with locals asking us if we needed a ride into the Old Town of Fenghuang. We hopped in one of the cars and sped off. The driver talked to us in Chinese the entire time, as if we knew what she was saying. We laughed and made jokes back to her as if we understood everything.
She dropped us off right outside the gate to the Old Town, and we scampered away to avoid her Chinese rants. Fenghuang is a beautiful old ancient town which is built around one main river. We strolled around for a bit until we found a place to stay
We walked the “bar strip” along the river, and found one we thought looked enjoyable. When we entered the bar, we were immediate celebrities. All of the Chinese people (mostly our age), were enthralled with us and insisted we take pictures with them. They usually made me sit down in the pictures; most of them didn‘t even come up to my shoulders. We hung out with a group of them for awhile, having little idea of what they were saying to us. One of the guys kept yelling his phone number at Chris; I guess he wanted to party with us again later. After a few beers, lots of pictures, many words, but little understanding, we headed back to the room to go to sleep.