The next village we stopped at is Xiao Qi (曉起). The village is very similar to everyone else we have been to in Wuyuan. Nevertheless, the old pathway linking the upper and lower village is a must-see.
The old pathway linking upper and lower Xiao Qi (曉起), almost prettier than Jiang Ling (江嶺).
|"It's against the law if you don't send your children to school!"|
It's funny and sad at the same time.
To think that there are parents out there who think their children does not need education...
|Amazing strength of a woman and a capture of real life in the village is not as wonderful as it seems|
There were very few tourist in lower Xiao Qi, a drastic difference compared to upper Xiao Qi. I prefer lower Xiao Qi better, as it was less crowded and there was also a very nice rest area by the stream..
|We asked the kid if the oak tree in the village is the oldest and he answered in English "No, no, no" with finger motion too! This kid is promising!!! (有前途呀!)|
We were waiting for our friend who just arrived at Wuyuan from Nanchang (南昌) and we were told there was mad traffic on the main road leading to the village. As a result, we found a random place and ate a simple lunch. Food was alright. Since there was no expectation, there was no disappointment. The added bonus: we avoided the rush hour traffic! Looking back, I would recommend joining one of the local families to eat and experience real farm food. Most of them charge a very modest fee (e.g. RMB$20 per person).