We left Duyun today and travelled 3 hours to Kaili, a pretty town surrounded by small ethnic minority villages. After finding a hotel, Ava and I took a bus out to one of these, inhabited by Gejia people. The Chinese government class the Gejia as a subset of the larger Miao group, but those we spoke to in MaTang Village were not at all happy about that, pointing out the differences in their clothes, songs, language, beliefs etc. The village wasn't at all touristy and we were able to watch the people going about their, fairly tough, daily life [see photo].
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