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Trapped in a cafe

I couldn't sleep all morning, but I was locked in the cafe until 10. At about 10:20, I messaged my host and she said she was on her way. She didn't actually get there until 11... an hour later than she said last night. Oh well. She took me to get some donkey soup and even paid for it and the taxi ride there! Nice lady.

The soup tasted like beef soup, and they serve it with some fried dough cut into strips for noodles. I don't know if eating a donkey is right or wrong, but it was delicious anyway. I don't think I'd do it again though. The restaurant was way out of the way in a run down part of town. It seemed like it wasn't worth the effort. I can get regular beefsoup on any street corner. My host brought me to the bus after we ate the soup and we caught it just as it was leaving. Zhuxian is about 45 minutes away from Kaifeng and I guess it was the place to buy woodblock prints in the olden days. I bought my own for about a dollar.

I went to a temple where some people were whipping statues for fun. I'm not sure what those statues did, but it sure was fun to whip them. After I took a picture of kids whipping the statues, the mom gave me a dirty look and then took her children away. Hey lady, maybe if you don't want your kid in a foreigner's photo, don't encourage them while they're doing weird shit in public.

I went to go look for a mosque inside a temple with a rose garden, but I didn't see it. What I did see, was the bus back to Kaifeng about to leave so I ran after it and got on.

When I got back to Kaifeng, I bought my host some durian pastries and ate some of them myself. She was not at the cafe, unfortunately, so I just waited until she got back. When she got back, her friend was there and they tried to teach me mahjong. Just as I thought I was getting the hang of it, they gave up and put the game away. They brought out an easier matching game and we played that until someone wanted to take a nap. They put a disney movie on for my benefit??? I guess, and went to lay down and text their friends/play candy crush or something.

Donkey soup

Donkey soup


Donkey soup

Donkey soup


Woodcut prints

Woodcut prints


Street in Zhuxian

Street in Zhuxian


Canal in Zhuxian

Canal in Zhuxian


Zhuxian

Zhuxian


Zhuxian

Zhuxian


Zhuxian

Zhuxian


Kids whipping a statue

Kids whipping a statue


Zhuxian

Zhuxian

Posted by baixing 17:00 Archived in China

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