It's been really nice to be out in the countryside again. Being city-based now has definite bonuses (luxury food options etc), but my heart will always be in China's countryside. I've spent five years there, compared to just two in the city, afterall. Still, the odd dip into rural life keeps my city life real, and reminds me what's important in life. Teaching may be tough at times, but who'd want to swap it for a farming or litter-sorting career?
Jianshui's sunny and warm weather deserted us this morning. There was rain overnight and we woke to a very cold and cloudy day. Thankfully our sightseeing was done during the fine weather, and Ava and I leave for Kunming today. It's cold there too, apparently, but at least we can wear more clothes (I didn't even bring a coat on this trip!). On arrival at Jianshui's bus station we were told the next seats were for a bus in 5 five hours time. Thank goodness then for the
And life in rural China always brings it's oddities and confusion. My favourite on this trip was the "wheelchair and life-size deer" display in the chemist shop. Kudos to anyone who can think of a valid reason for that combination!