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Village number two, Xiaoqi

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[map=1074430 lat= lon= zoom=]The traffic getting out of the city was horrendous. They always take some obscure city street instead of the highway, which goes the same way, and flows freely. I don't know why. Anyway, I arrived in Xiaoqi in the early afternoon and went straight to "upper" Xiaoqi, because it doesn't have any stupid tourist shops.

I asked the man at the local general store if there was a hotel and he let me stay upstairs for 80 yuan. A few hours later, I also had dinner of pig's tail, spinach and radish, with a delicious bottomless cup of jujube (the fruit not the candy) baijiu. Pig's tail is not so good, but there was some tofu in the sauce that tasted like heaven.
The store was really a great place to be for the evening, because random people kept coming into the place to buy stuff and they would stay because they were curious about me. It ended up like a big party in there, it seemed like half the village came out that night. I went to bed super early after three cups of baijiu, and didn't get out of it until 8 a.m.

I took a leisurely shower and had a leisurely coffee in my room. i set off to wander around for the rest of the morning.


Luckily, I met a nice Australian woman who was also wandering and we wandered together. She went back to her hotel to find her husband and driver, and I went back to wandering. As I was walking, I realized that she might need my ticket into the village. She mentioned that her husband had lost his, so I went back to her hotel and they were there, still looking for their driver.

They had spent quite a while in Wuyuan, going around to different villages. They said that they woudn't need my ticket, but offered me a ride in their car back to town. Oh hurray, thanks. So I enjoyed more English chatter all the way back.

They dropped me off at the north bus station and I walked back to the bus station because it was so early. Imagine my surprise when I came across an "international" food festival. Most of the stuff was Chinese or strange interpretations of foreign food, but I got some pineapple sticky rice in a pineapple bowl. I don't remember that in Thailand, but maybe I forgot.

A little girl followed me back to the bus station, practising her English on me and giggling to her brother, who had joined us on his bike.

Posted by baixing 03:31 Archived in China Tagged wuyuan jiangxi xiaoqi

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What is the lady in the picture above doing with that pile of brown things??
That pineapple rice looks amazing!
Again, more nice people:)

by marian

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