Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Here is a picture of WeiWei and her husband and daughter. WeiWei and her family run Moon Resort. She is an amazing woman!! She is up early in the morning preparing meals for guests, she arranges all sightseeing and transportation needs for anyone staying with her. During the day she if off on her scooter to pick up guests and/or groceries. She is up late at night making sure that all of her guests are well fed and back safe and sound from their various adventures. She is a tireless worker!! I would highly recommend Moon Resort to anyone travelling through this part of China.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The Longji Rice Terraces are a true wonder! These terraces were developed approximately 600 years ago and are still very much in use at present. They reach all the way up a string of 800 metre peaks. The views from the summit are breathtaking!! This is definitely another 'must see' spot. It is also known as The Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces.
The Yao People are a minority group who are also referred to as "The Long Hairs". Yao women only have their hair cut once in their life. This takes place on their 18th Birthday. The hair cut off is saved and used to further decorate their decorative hair styles. The women also gather up any hairs that fall out during brushing and use these as a second supplement to their hair.