Last two days at Mingtown
Trip Start Jun 01, 2011
110Trip End Jul 01, 2017
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Where I stayed
Mingtown Garden International Hostel
Today and tomorrow I plan to visit a large active Buddhist temple and then get out in the country and see some villages. Might even take the cable car up Biafeng Shan and see the area.
Last night my friends Takashi and Oxanna went to the nearby jazz club. It was a hoot watching a Chinese man playing "Blue Suede Shoes" and many other songs with as much soul and feeling as any American artist I've seen. Sad that Oxanna is leaving today and Takaski is going to another nearby hostel. The two silly Fujian girls have moved on but I still have a couple Chinese "running buddies" to get in trouble with.
The Chinese are always fun, they aren't nearly as selfish and full of themselves as many people in the West (including yours truly), they have lived off little to nothing for so long and still know how to just be natural human beings. No pretense, no false confidence, few insecurities, they are what you see.