One night in Nanning

Trip Start Jan 12, 2011
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Trip End Apr 24, 2011


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Flag of China  , Guangxi Zhuang,
Monday, January 24, 2011

After deciding that my hostel wasn't going to pan out, I went down to Nanning to check out a school for the investors that I was working with.  While I was there, I decided that I needed a fun night out to relax and decompress after all the work and stress of the past few months.  I met a young local girl who was a yoga instructor and asked her what fun is there to be had in Nanning.  We got together with a couple of her friends and a couple drunk lao wai as the night went on.  We started out on the night market street getting some dinner of various barbecued meats, veggies and round after round of beer.  I somehow managed to skip the shots of bai jiu floating around.  One night of this Chinese mass produced moonshine is usually enough to turn you off the stuff permanently.  I also took a zero on the boiled Scooby Snacks (see pic below).  Ruh Roh.

After round after round of gan bei, we finished dinner and decided to move on to a night club to shake our collective bon bons.  Unfortunately, Emmy was the only one that really knew where we were going and it's difficult to get 6 people into a single taxi much less a tuk tuk like vehicle.  Driver after driver refused to take us all on a single motor bike converted into a 3 very small seat taxi, but we finally managed to pile into 2 of these death contraptions and motioning more so than saying follow that cab.  The club was bumping on a Saturday night and full of local revelers and tons of scantily clad go go dancers and live entertainment.  I would have to guess that Nanning has a booming economy because drink prices were on par with Shanghai and there were no shortages of locals partaking in the evenings festivities.  I guess trade with Vietnam must be going well.  Unfortunately, I tend not to take my camera out on nights like these because they tend to get lost so I don't have any pictures for you.  I did manage to lose my keys though and locked myself out. and ended up getting a 2 hour massage sans happy ending and spent the rest of the morning there instead of getting a hotel for a couple hours.  
 
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