A Travellerspoint blog

August 2012

Once Again Feeling Glazed In China's China

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

Wires, breaker boxes, ancient homes and tiny alley ways. Along with MY OWN dreaming OF MY OWN burial, I chose Asia to be my home.

What better place to end the 2012 'Summer Beers N Noodles’ Adventure than where most of China’s coveted porcelain is fired up. As my new town is mid way between Shangrao (my old city) and Jingdezhen I chose the city that has been long hailed as the 'Capital of Porcelain’ here in China. I was here during the 2009 ‘Summer Beers N Noodles’ Adventures and loved this vibrant little city so much that I chose it to be here that I unpacked for the last time this summer.

Things here really haven’t changed much over the past four years.

It is still a city overlooked by tall brick chimneys and disfigured by swathes of squalor and incessant demolition but from the demolition several new areas have risen giving the occupants a better and more healthy life than before. I chose to grab a hotel room near the train station as that way I could see much more of the city between waking and snacking my way around the main mall.

This time I also found the cinema…by mistake of course. Yes the mistake had to do with noodles.

I spotted a Japanese Eatery sign and headed into the shopping mall hell bent on a steaming bowl of udon noodles and that there could be nothing, absolutely nothing in this world that would get between me and my udon noodles. I never actually found it as I figured why not press the top (5th or 6th) floor of the elevator and meander in a downwards meandering fashion as you do when you are meandering until I found it and yes I did 'refuel' on coffee at KFC. Don't you just love travel writing, you get to use terms such as meandering and refueling but try using those terms back home. ie; Honey, today I meandered around the office in search if interesting things to do with my life but when I didn't find anything interesting I continued living my day by refueling on coffee.

Elevator doors opened and I was greeted by life sized displays of Spiderman & Batman. Oh how quickly things can change. Udon noodles or a movie?

Spiderman won and that led to a random street side beer & BBQ joint afterwards for dinner as did Batman and another random street side beer & BBQ joint the following night on my walk back to my hotel. As for my days, last time I was here I checked out the Jingdezhen Pottery Culture Area, the Imperial Kilns along with the Museum of Porcelain so this time my days were spent searching for new snacks in different ‘ancient’ parts of the city during which I found another change from four years ago. Many of the old areas had been rewired and homes now have new fuse breaker/boxes out front;

All of which looked totally out of time and place! So I chose the latter to be the theme of my current visit. Also I was so glazed that I revisited the Museum of Porcelain.

<u>Now For a Bit on Jingdezhen</u>

Porcelain was first made there during the Han dynasty (306 BC to 330 AD).

Since the Tang Dynasty, the white glazed china produced in Jingdezhen had earned the name &#8216;artificial jade ware.’ In the Northern Song Dynasty, officials were assigned by the emperor to the town to supervise the manufacturing of porcelain for the royal families within the Forbidden City and &#8216;Jingde China’ began to make its fame abroad. In the following centuries &#8216;Jingde China’ was sold and exported to many countries around the world. Now I will leave you now with a quote from the Lonely Planet;

With more China here than the rest of China put together, travellers can rapidly feel glazed! But I totally disagree with the LP writers belief that Jingdezhen, even though it is no oil painting, is strictly for Chinese porcelain buffs only for...Is not porcelain a part of the real China we all want and come to see!

So ends the 2012 Summer 'Beers N Noodles' Adventure. Now begins a new chapter in the life of eddakath. Beers N Noodles toya…..shane

PS: the photos in this entry are actually from Jingdezhen I just noticed that in my haste to finally finish my Summer Adventures and join 'now time' reality I mistakenly somehow copied the photo names from my last entry to Liuzhou. They were supposed to be named 'Once Again Feeling Glazed in China's China'. ___________________________________________________________

The soundtrack to this entry was by The Troggs The album was &#8216;Love Is All Around’ ____________________________________________________________

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Longtan Lake, Plenty of History & Beers N Noodles

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

Liuzhou, I totally loved Liuzhou city! Even I find that strange as it is Guangxi’s second largest city. I ate, I snacked, I walked, I talked and then for the next several days did it all again. But surely I have told you how much I hate and fear cable cars, yet I took another one!

Its many ethnic groups give it a huge diverse culture such as a choice of languages, a mix of traditional folk customs and modern dynamism, ancient history, an agricultural tradition, rivers, mountains and lush green parks and for me Liuzhou is one of the more 'Large’ and attractive interesting cities to visit in Guangxi. Located in the north/central part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region bordering on Guilin in the east it shares a boundary with Hunan Province in the north and Guizhou Province in the northwest.

Also named the Dragon City, it is an historical and cultural city with beautiful scenery and SUPPOSEDLY an unbelievable forty seven minority groups live here which include the Zhuang, Miao, Yao and Dong. It is an important ancestral birthplace for South China as around fifty thousand years ago the Liujiang People and the Bailiang Cave People lived here.

<u>Now For A Bit Of History</u>

Liuzhou belonged to Guilin Shire during the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC), it was not until the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD) that it became an independent city and it wasn’t until during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) that the name of this area was changed from Maping County to Liuzhou. Liuzhou has a typical karst landform with the Liuhe River flowing through the center of the city. It is surrounded by mountains in the east, west and north. The terrain consists of river bends in the city center, karst plains in the north, isolated peaks and valleys in the south, and river terraces, karst basins and hills in the east.

<u>Eating In Liuzhou</u>

Liuzhou is no different than any city in China and is awash with places to eat which range from incredibly cheap 'hole in the wall' noodle bars all the way to incredibly expensive high class restaurants to KFC and Mc Donald’s. Supposedly alongside of the local specialties almost every regional variation can be here. From Beijing style through to Mongolian hotpots, Muslim food from China's far west to hot and spicy food from neighboring Hunan and Sichuan provinces along with the well known Cantonese style (as we know Chinese food to be back at home).

And just like Tianyang, Liuzhou is particularly famous for snails and dog!

<u>Now For A Bit Of History </u>

I had no idea but Liuzhou is one of China's oldest cities and the locality has the longest recorded history in Southeast Asia.

In September 1958, a fossilized human skull was found in a cave sixteen kilometers southeast of Liuzhou. The fossil was named Liujiang Man by the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleo-anthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Liujiang Man, who lived seventy thousand years ago is the earliest trace of modern Homo Sapiens found to date in Southeast Asia. The original inhabitants of the area are the Zhuang people who are related to the Thai and Vietnamese people who probably arrived in Guangxi via Yunnan Province.

In 221 BC, the Qin Dynasty Emperor, Qin Shi Huang invaded what is now Guangxi and added it to greater China but the city itself was founded in 111 BC, when it was named Tan Zhong. In 592 AD it became Ma Ping, then in 742 A.D. the first year of the reign of Emperor Tianbao of the Tang Dynasty the city was named Longcheng or &#8216;Dragon City’ This name is variously ascribed to the river resembling a dragon curled around the city or to a legend in which says that during the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-589), eight dragons emerged from the Liujiang River.

Just like many parts of south east China, for many years Liuzhou was a place of exile for disgraced government officials. The most famous of these was the writer and statesman, Liu Zongyuan (773 - 819) who is commemorated by a park in the city. In 1736, the first year of the reign of Emperor Qianlong, the city was renamed Liuzhou, which roughly translates as 'the place of the willow trees.' The Taiping Rebellion (1851-1864), in which at least THIRTY MILLION PEOPLE are believed to have died, was launched from Guiping near Liuzhou.

The rebellion was led by Hong Xiuquan, who declared himself to be the younger brother of Jesus Christ.

In December 1938, the Government of Korea arrived in Liuzhou to organise opposition to the Japanese troops occupying their country. They remained until April 1939, when they were forced to move again when Guangxi came under threat from the Japanese. Their headquarters is now a museum (next to Yufeng Park). During World War II, Liuzhou was a base for the US Air Force 14th air fleet who were involved in air battles against the Japanese.

The city was occupied by the Japanese from November 1944 to June 1945.

Around the same time, the leader of North Vietnam's Communists, Ho Chi Minh was detained by the Kuomintang police in Guangxi in August 1942. The communist parties of Vietnam and China made concerted efforts to rescue him. After Ho was released in September 1943 he lived in Liuzhou (Liushi Road) for one year and his residence was restored in 2002 and is now a museum.

<u>What Is There To Do Now In Liuzhou?</u>

Apart from a number of parks, there is not a great deal of tourist attractions in Liuzhou city. Despite the city's great age and due to the Japanese very little remains of its history. However, the city can be a good base for exploring the surrounding area and it is possible to while away a day or two in the city itself as much of Liuzhou's charm and interest is in simply walking and eating your way around the city observing the people, markets and shops.

Liuhou Temple and Park

Situated in the centre of the city, near the city square, this park is a commemoration of Liu Zongyuan (A.D.773-819) who was born in Shaanxi Province and was a famous writer, thinker and politician during the Tang Dynasty. He held a diplomatic post but was demoted for taking part in a failed political reform movement. He held office in Liuzhou during the latter part of his life (A.D.815-819).

During his time in Liuzhou, he issued orders to reform the local law stipulating that slaves could redeem themselves, contributed money to help poorer families regain their freedom, attached great importance to agricultural production and organised farmers to open up the wastelands and plant bamboo and other trees. He wrote many famous articles among which are &#8216;Words from Heaven’, &#8216;Answers from the Earth’, &#8216;The Theory of No National Borders and &#8216;The Nature of Royalty’ which were all written after he was demoted and were philosophical works and a strong attacks on the then popular theology.

He also held that &#8216;the desire of the common people’ was the impetus behind the development of history and denied the point of view that history is created by &#8216;Gods & Sages’. Overall, a very realistic and wordy man!

Longtan Lake Park

I found this park during one of my random walk and is probably the nicest park in Liuzhou. Dragon Pool Park is found in the south of the city, approximately three kilometers from the centre and for me it made an extremely pleasant place to walk and relax. The park has a minority nationality theme which I barely noticed so unlike many minority parks here in China isn’t overdone.

Beers N Noodles toya…..shane

PS: Until I got to my hotel I never knew how freely possible it was for a man to have a bit of fun with Sarah Michelle (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) but here in China, it seems all fantasies come true. It took about five minutes before I stopped laughing and then I thought hey, maybe they have some Lucy Liu or Ming Xi condoms for the times I want to slip into something more comfortable! ___________________________________________________________

The soundtrack to this entry was by Fear Factory The album was &#8216;Fear Is The Mindkiller’ ____________________________________________________________

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Rope River Villages & Hanging Temple Adventures

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

Allen Maaaate, it was awesome seeing you again. Huge thanks for the Beers N Noodles and all the rides. That’s one hell of a damn beautiful city your got there buddy!

Situated in the northwestern region of the Guangxi Autonomous Region amongst the range of stunning karst formations that covers southern China can be found tiny Yizhou city. As Guilin city and Yangshuo town are only several hours away, foreign tourists rarely visit and if for some reason you choose to visit after Guilin and Yangshuo, don’t expect to find tourist infrastructure.

But for those like me who love travelling off the beaten tracks then it is a great place to start.

The main reason to come to Yizhou is to see the scenic karst formations in the countryside and if you are in to dams then there is also a stone dam dating from the Qing Dynasty. There 'are’ several &#8216;tourist’ areas and from what I’ve read if you hire and raft along the river there are several very large water wheels to see that are still in use along with many karst caves. If you want to stay several days, other than the above, why not purchase an extremely inexpensive bike and head out into the countryside where you will find ethnic minority farmers (usually Zhuang) farming rice, sugar cane and breeding silk worms. In the center of the city is a statue of the legendary Song Dynasty singer Liu Sanjie as the locals believe that Liu was born there.

<u>The Story of Liu & The Yangshuo Liu Sanjie Show on Li River</u>

The now famous Liu Sanjie show in Yangshuo had its premier in 2004 and is supposed to be the biggest natural stage in the world. The Liu Sanjie show was created by Zhang Yimao, who has also created and choreographed the opening ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and directed such famous Chinese movies as Raise the Red Lantern.

Liu Sanjie is located about two kilometers from West Street and the show is performed on the waters of Li River and its surroundings. Twelve karst formations are lit up, utilizing the wonders of nature to form the backdrop to the stage. The performance can look different each time as mist, rain and moonlight naturally alter the set of the stage. Over six hundred locals who are mainly farmers, fisherman and youngsters perform and sing to often over a ten thousand strong audience.

Retelling the History of the Li River Show

Liu Sanjie (The Third Sister of the Liu Family) is a legend of the Zhuang people. The Zhuang Minority People are one of the fifty six ethnic groups in China and, with a population of fifteen million, is second only to the Han people, who account for more than 91 percent of the nation's total population of over a billion. The story of Liu Sanjie became known throughout the country thanks to a famous movie, produced in color in 1961. An instant hit, the movie also helped spread the legend to the entire Southeast Asia.

The Zhuang people believe that the legendary Liu Sanjie was born in Middle Jian Village on the Lower Jian River at the foot of the Lower Jian Mountain in Yizhou Town in the Guangxi Autonomous Region. Her original name is said to be Liu Shanhua. Since she was the third child of her family, she was given the nickname of "Liu Sanjie," meaning "Sister No. 3 of the Liu Family." An incarnation of a lark, as the Zhuang people so believe, Sanjie started speaking eloquently when she was only one. At the age of three, she already had a melodious voice. In her teens, she was regarded as the top singer of folk songs (songs in an antiphonal style) which is typical of the ethnic people in South China. Coveting her beauty and talent, a local tyrant named Mo Huairen wanted to have her as his concubine. Rejected, the angry Mo plotted to murder her but with the help of her boy friend and fellow villagers, she managed to escape. The two lovers traveled as they sang, and eventually found their ultimate freedom by turning themselves into a pair of larks.

Today, the people of Yizhou Town claim that they still possess some of her relics, such as a shoulder pole in the crevice of a cliff, a spot she frequented to do her laundry, and a site where she purportedly beat the local despot and his hired singers in a dramatic song contest.

The legend of Liu Sanjie was originally an oral tradition and later found itself in romance, drama scripts, and county annals in Guangxi. Studies show that the legend is not exclusively of the Zhuang people. Its spread turns out to be more ethnically and geographically diversified. For, similar stories can be found among the Miao, Yao, Buyi, Mulao and Han ethnic populations in Guangdong, Hunan, Yunnan and Guizhou provinces as well.

Beers N Noodles toya…..shane

Liu Sanjie Movie (Youtube) For those who find her voice annoying...hello...Tiny Tim! ___________________________________________________________

The soundtrack to this entry was by Fatboy Slim The album was &#8216;You’ve Come A Long Way’ ____________________________________________________________

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Yizhou Beers & Noodles & Village Rides

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

Yizhou Minority Girls are simply stunning! For us Aussies, the picture to the left...it's gawd damn John Howard!

So what goes on in the minds of two foreign guys sitting opposite each other kicking back with beers at the main street BBQ? It was like...Dude look to your left, no your other left. I know but I'm on the opposite side of the table than you and my left is your right and I'm looking to my left alright!. Ok then look to your right. You are right I left my left and your right is so damn right. Ow Man now look to your other right. No your left! No leave your right and look left. Right on, my right is your left and ohhhh oh my gawd, she is so damn right.

My left couldn't be more right and I'm glad I left my left because left just went right. So what's happening on your left?

Yep, BBQ Street in Yizhou is wasted if you’re left to your rights and only look right which is rightly wrong if you left your rights back home. Damn Chinese girls are so beautiful! Yeah Yeah I know, many of you are saying, Oh you males you are all the same. Well that would be because we are and as Lucy Liu blatantly and correctly expressed on Ally McBeal;

We have a dumb stick! That’s my excuse and don’t even try to change it. If you do try, go hug a tree and save the damn whales. And while you’re there, the Great White Sharks need a bit of care too.

Beers N Noodles toya…..shane

A VERY BIG PS: Having a dumb stick does not in any way excuse males for the rape, beating and torture of innocent women. I was just trying to express why we simply become wordless and a little strange when surrounded by beautiful women. I do, we all do, give us a maths problem to solve at BBQ street and it ain't gonna be solved because somewhere in the recesses of our neanderthal minds we are simply (not willingly) searching for the perfect partner to continue the breeding process.

That is how life works and no matter how many million laws we put forward for men and women becoming equal, men will always be men. We don't deserve a higher salary or better jobs. In fact those that know me know for sure that I believe it to be the opposite. Imagine a man giving birth and the having to breast feed, he would then be distracted from all his wars and he'll need nine months off on sick leave and then another nine months off to catch up on his wars.

The fact is we are different and men have a dumb stick. We like to push buttons (nipples) and play with remote controls (clitoris) and joysticks (ourselves) and have complete control. Most men don't like it when their better half takes the remote and pushes the buttons. Nor do they like it when they take the joystick and beat them at Astroids or Pac Man.

Me, I live in a rice field, I actually couldn't give a damn. BUT...don't touch my damn peddles! ___________________________________________________________

The soundtrack to this entry was by Motley Crue The album was 'Girls Girls Girls’ ____________________________________________________________

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Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan


Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

Beers &#38;amp; Noodles Rides With Allan

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MMMmmm Delicious Noodles!

After a longish day in several different bus seats I finally arrived in Liuzhou. Once I found a hotel I looked out my window and what did I see? The perfect place to have my nights Beers & Noodles.

MMMmmm Nice Noodles

MMMmmm Nice Noodles

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