March 13, 2007

Day 9 :: East Meets West

Day 8,9 - Hong Kong - Wuzhou - Guilin - Yongshuo

Eight days in, and we're on an expressway headed for a small town (and by small town I mean Chicago-ish) in South West China...yes, we changed our minds again. The bus is full and the expressway is empty, having seemingly just opened. On either side are small farms, which seem to be in the duck raising business. I sit and wonder how this new six-lane monstrocity interrupted the lives of these farmers (but how convenient for us!). Did the government pay off these folks who were forced to uproot their homes made of tin and wood?

It seems more and more that what we've read about China is actually happening - East and West are colliding every where you turn. (Can these cultures possibly live in harmony?) I'm not sure what to make of it all, but I'm glad to be here, even though I'm most likely part of the problem.


::athada:: said...

Good for you - for taking the blame.

Mark said...

What benefits some, screws some others.

thanks for the posts.

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