Oct 1National Day! In what was probably not our smartestmove ever, we chose today to visit (revisit for me and Devin) Qianling Park,which is right outside of Guiyang.You may remember me posting about the park with tons of monkeys" Well, we wentback there, and it was PACKED. Completely.
First we hiked up to a lookout point, where I hadnt beenbefore (the last time we went to Qianling, it was getting dark so we wouldnthave been able to see much). Unfortunately it was pretty cloudy, but the viewwas still pretty amazing. Guiyang looks a lotbigger when seen from the top of a mountain.
view of Guiyang
After that we went to the monkey path, which was full ofpeople feeding/baiting monkeys. A couple people got hissed and howled at forteasing monkeys with empty water bottles. We also saw a monkey chugging down on a Pepsiand another monkey who sat in the middle of the road, blocking traffic as heate a bag full of spilled peanuts.
See the Pepsi bottle"
Oct 2Huaxi Park, take two. I didnt actually take any pictures this time around (it was stillcloudy) but Ill post some from my trip back in August.Me in my Chinese bathing suit My students ye olde swimming hole Chinese BBQ Qiezi! (Chinese version of "say cheese"... only "qiezi" means "eggplant") Last time, we spentmost of our time swimming and eating barbeque, so it was nice this time to actually hike/bike around the park (with our rental bikes). And of course we atesi wa wa, that wonderful wrap-up-veggies dish that I posted of a picture ofback in August. Delicious. And we alsobought out train tickets to Kaili, in preparation for our adventure into theuncharted southeast, to this obscure little village Devin had found. To be continued