My first two years in China were spent in the sleepy town of Duyun. It's now a thriving city with skyscrapers where there used to be creaky wooden houses, and parks where there used to be fields. Even the College where I used to teach is now a Middle School and a big University has been built in the outskirts. Thankfully some things never change and it was such a pleasure to share meals with various old friends there today. They'd been rustled up by Wang Hui [see photo] who was my best friend when I lived there. She's now married with a delightful son and a kind husband who spent today faithfully taxiing us from place to place around town. And despite having travelled extensively throughout China, I still believe the dumplings in Duyun [see photo] are the best anywhere!
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