Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Will & Lindsey sparkling!

Will & Lindsey sparkling! by jennyhu
Will & Lindsey sparkling!, a photo by jennyhu on Flickr.

So Will and his friend Lindsey come to China, right? The first thing they saw and drank when landed in the airport was a can of Tsingtao beer that greeted them at the gate. Everyone reckon this was a good start, eh? It gets better.

Day 1, without even a glance of Shanghai, they are shipped to the coastal city of Xiamen. And again, without even a peek of the beach or sea, they are tossed into a rental car and driven to a rural village of Hakka people. By this time they have been traveling on the road for like 36 hours with only a short interval of a 5 hour nap in a hotel room.

So we get to this town and what do we see? Cold beer and sparklers. What better can we do!

Xiamen Local Beer

Xiamen Local Beer by jennyhu
Xiamen Local Beer, a photo by jennyhu on Flickr.

Homemade Hakka Rice Wine. BEST. RICE. WINE. EVER.

The four of us finished a litre over dinner that night between beers. It made the night drive to the tulou viewing points more fun!