Good morning! 😊
Before leaving Fenghuang, I went for a quick stroll.
The remains of a Chinese chess game:
Also known as Xiangqi
As I checked out, the manager kindly gave me a packet of something (it was very sweet, seemed to have sesame or ginger in it).
Fenghuang is a town built in the 1700s, and its architecture is representative of the Qing dynasty. Its population consists of a range of ethnic minorities such as Miao, Tujia and Han.
This 5 jiao banknote (which is no longer in circulation since 1999) shows the Miao (left) and Zhuang (right) children.
A lady in traditional Miao costume posed for the camera:
In the bus, 2 Brits became acquainted, at which point I quickly learnt that the person behind me was a “remoaner”. Another fun bus trip.
After a 6 hour bus ride to Guilin, I bought a ticket for Heping, with a taxi expecting me there to take me to the hotel in Dazhai.
Not to bore anyone with the hiccups I experienced along the way, lets just say that I reached my hotel:
Not long after I got my pyjamas on, I heard a knock on the door and I was given a seat for the toilet.
I’ve never actually tried one of these before 🤔