After long days making foster visits this past week, and tramping all over the city of Guilin, I sat down with my Chinese friends to drink Guilin’s famous camellia oil tea and munch on potato noodles.
Funny how I had been to Guilin I think five times over my past two years in China, but I’d never sat down for a bowl of the traditional green and ginger tea, with its crunchy rice puff and peanut accouterment, nor had I sampled the hearty, plump potato noodles. We mingled with the locals after dark in the roadside stands, stooped on little stools at short tables- Chinese style.
But we made careful not to imbibe too much of the bitter brew…apparently the caffeine can easily keep one up all night!
Well, that’s a double whammy for the China bucket list (see items 8 and 10). And an overall 5/10, not too shabby, with a mere week left here in China– I’ll take it.