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Yancun and the MBA grad

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[map=1074430 lat= lon= zoom=]It was my last trip to Wuyuan this weekend. I stopped in Yancun and secured my drafty guest house for the night. The tour groups were annoying, but it was still a nice visit. There is a 500 year old bridge, shaped like a boat.

And I got some amazing deep fried snacks. Can't tell you what was in them, maybe carrots, corn and tofu. So creamy inside and crunchy on the outside. Delicious. I should've bought more, but I could feel just one of them clogging my arteries already.


I got lost in the Qing dynasty era buildings, as you do.

The view from my guest house was great, and I could understand why many film crews come here to capture life in the olden days. There are bazillions of Chinese historical dramas on TV every day. This place must be crazy in the summertime.

I took a nap in my little bed and then went down for dinner. I was pleasantly surprised to meet an endoscopy salesman who spoke perfect English. He had gotten his MBA at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was there with a cute secretary from his office who spoke no English.

He ordered me some random food and it turned out to be thick chunks of pork fat in "preserved vegetables" with fried lettuce. Ok, great. Thanks. I was just hungry for anything, so I ate it. He also ordered me two large glasses of home brewed baijiu and a can of beer. We were having fun and laughing until the topic of American politics came up... as it does so often nowadays. The Drumpf had just finished his tour of Asia, so I guess the afterglow was still wearing off on this Chinese businessman. He couldn't shut up about how proud he is of this great president! But he's disrespectful to women? I said... well I'm not a feminist, are you? My new friend Tom replied. I didn't answer, but suddenly, I was a little worried for his secretary friend. I started to wonder what on earth a non-feminist was doing bringing his secretary to this romantic place on the weekend. Tom had perhaps noticed, because I turned to her and translated "can I help you?" on my google translate app. He got up quickly and paid for everything. I said thank you and they were gone. Yeesh, was it something I said? Oops.

In the morning, I was awoken at 6 a.m. by screaming old men and crying babies.


I got up slowly and walked all the way back to Sikou where I could catch the bus back to Wuyuan.


I walked over the Wuyuan bridge for the last time... goodbye Wuyuan...


Posted by baixing 19:42 Archived in China Tagged wuyuan yancun sixicun

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