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Another Baise Brad & Kitty Catch Up

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

Sheeezus, could someone please turn those trucks down! Ohhhh maaan, my veins have dark stuff in them, is that normal?

Since my rather slow and delicate return ride from Tianyang to Baise I spent the next two days re-cooperating, returning to normal living hours and allowing for the return of blood into my alcohol system. Since then I have spent the days riding and most evenings have found Kitty and I sharing memories over cold beers on the balcony of her 9th floor Penthouse Apartment. Later in the evening, once Mr Smith (Brad) finished his family duties (that of helping Mrs Smith take care of Baby Smith) we headed into the city to meet Brad and his friends for late night beers and seafood BBQ.

After more than two weeks of being with old friends I feel that now the 'Six Year Western Guangxi Catch Up’ has seen far too many empty bottles and that I’ve eaten enough Pigs Eyes to make me wonder why I still need glasses. It is time to move on, head a day’s travel east and continue what has become the theme of the 2012 ‘Summer Beers N Noodles’ Adventure;

Simply to catch up with old friends and not the usual hunt for hidden gems.

So why not begin anew with more Beers N Noodles with my American buddy Allen who now resides in a small rural city in an area known as ‘Little Guilin’ as it is set amongst rice fields that are surrounded by thousands of karst limestone peaks.

I’ll catchya when I arrive!

<u>Now For a Bit On Deng Xiaoping & The Baise Uprising.</u>

Deng Xiaoping, the man whose footsteps are credited with the opening up of China to the world is also the man who started the Baise Uprising against feudalism.

On December 11, 1929 Deng Xiaoping and General Zhang Yunyi announced the launching of the Baise Uprising that took measures to maintain local commercial order in the Baise area by protecting the interests of the local merchants by mobilising the masses, especially the local ethnic minorities. The announcement was made out front of the Yuedong Assembly Hall which after several years of renovations has now finally reopened as another piece of history for those following the Red Tourism Trail.

Built in 1720 during the Qing Dynasty (the fifty ninth year of the Kangxi Reign to be more precise), it was originally the Yuedong Guild Hall for merchants from Guangdong Province and as the Baise Uprising came almost exactly two years after the Guangzhou (Guangdong) Uprising the merchants handed the hall over and it became the headquarters for the new Seventh Red Army (Workers & Peasants Army) and also the home of Deng Xiaoping along with many other leaders. It is here where Deng drafted out Provisional Regulations of Land Law and Plough Regulations along with other guiding articles that helped change the face of China and its society as we now know it.

For those of you that are actually interested, I must apologise as I added the photos of the Yuedong Assembly Hall to my last Baise blog but forgot to write anything about it or the history. The photos in this blog are from the Baise Memorial Hall which is found on Yinglong Mountain. There &#8216;ars pwenty of Engrlish’ captions/notes and if you take in the gardens and the hill top park then it actually makes for a very peaceful afternoon.

It is big, it is round, it has three stories and seven halls that cover sixteen different scenes in history and get this, ready? In June 2001, the Memorial Hall was ranked as one of the nation's top one hundred Educational Demonstration bases by the China Propaganda Department!

Awesome, what more do you want? If they had just put it near a beach! Beers N Noodles toya…..shane ___________________________________________________________

The soundtrack to this entry was by Jimi Hendrix The album was &#8216;The Ultimate Experience’ ____________________________________________________________

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