The suncream is required today! I fetch Boazi from round the corner, pork again but also shitake mushroom. On the way back I shake hands with a toddler whose tentative steps are halted when he sees me. He stares at me and holds out his hand, his dad motions for me to shake it which I do and he seems more confused than happy. We have noticed people staring at us here more than other places we’ve been to in China.
We sit outside the room in the sunshine and after finishing breakfast, catch up with emails and news.
We walk to a Buddhist temple which seems very Thai in its architecture. Theravada rather tha Mahayana Buddhism ? Our knowledge of South East Asian design is limited so you’ll have to bear with me but it definitely looks right framed by palm trees and under a blue sky.
After a bit of yoga and TaiChi its time for a cold one on the terrace. You all know the drill. The temperature fades as the sun falls and you think, its well past the yardarm and a cold refreshing drink would be perfect now. It is.
Its Saturday night in JingHong and the sociable locals are out in there hoardes. Many restaurants have huge areas of tables where large groups gather, sharing a hotpot and a few beers. We haven’t seen this elsewhere in China, but maybe the warm weather allowing street side dining means its more noticeable here.
We have a noodle dish that we think is called Zhajiangmian for one last time. Its delicious. An Asian spag bol.