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Hu County: Farmers' Dance

Every evening the residents of this Hu County village get together in the square/basket ball court to line dance. It wasn't hard to work up a sweat, it was so hot and humid.


We stayed overnight with a village family where my wife and daughters learned to make dumplings from our host (I was documenting the event). The next morning, we were served red rice congee for breakfast. Like Marmite and Vegemite, congee is an acquired taste for Americans. To be honest, my palette detects no taste whatsoever. My youngest daughter is a picky eater and we were concerned that her eating habits would meet their match in China. Not so, except for this one exception. As soon as our host went to the kitchen, my older daughter quickly poured her sister's bowl into her own. Now, that's a sister!

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Uploaded on July 18, 2013