Saturday, August 08, 2009

Bonfire In The Grasslands

Here is how the newly emerging domestic Chinese tourism industry packages an evening out in the grasslands. After a meal featuring Mongolian style lamb, the crew lights up a bunch of big bonfires and encourages the visitors to dance around in circles.

All the while, our thoughts were with the family we had just spent the day with. What do these real-life villagers think about their lives as they are portrayed to the rest of the Chinese population? As is normally the case, we walked about from this evening with questions, questions we previously didn't even know to ask. We're still waiting on the answers...



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