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Published: March 31st 2013
Mar – Today we went on a walk up a path to a view point that was sheltered by a small pointed building. You could see the mountains towering behind the town. When we got down we asked if we could look in a lady’s house there was a big room with a mat on the floor and a small cooking stove in the corner. Then we went to a river where I had a swim. Finally, we went to a food place where I saw some guts outside in a glass case.
Mar – Today we went to a market where we saw lots of different thing, for example, tribes, cattle pigs, birds, clothes, and food. We felt quite hungry so we went to have some food and we got a massive bowl full of noodles. It was really funny because the noodles kept getting bigger. (It could feed the whole family). The locals kept stared at us. I bet they never saw tourists. The pigs were squished were squished up in a bamboo cage or on a lead. Lots of people were selling bamboo hats.
Our driver bought a bird that cost USD 80 (GBP
50) and when he opened the cage to feed it it flew off. We had a small drive to a school camp and we were treated like kings and queens, and I was on so many phones. We ate apples and seeds (yum). They had about ten litres of wine and gave most of it to us. Jonathan
Parental Correction – They did indeed have ten litres of wine BUT they did NOT give most of it to us. Dad performed his ambassadorial duties well drinking many toasts to the teachers. Had he known he was going to drop in on such an event he would have dressed in more suitable attire i.e. he would have put a clean shirt on. Jonathan, I believe was thinking we were going to have to repeat the previous evening’s showing, where every table in the full local restaurant came to us with rice wine. I believe his mother was pouring them straight into her noodle bowl at one point.
We were offered the bowl of deep fried frogs in this restaurant and also observed a couple of dog paws in a bowl of broth. Frog or dog, you chose?
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