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China II

Will and Kempo tackling everything china can throw at us

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Ni hao everyone! We are througholy enjoying all china has to offer, which is shiteloads.
So far we have eaten our way through pigeon, goose, eel, heart, lung (who knows from what animal), fish head, and... penis.

Yes, it's official. Kempo and Will have eaten penis. Ox penis.

We are currently in a fantastic place in the southwest called Yangshou. Lots of limestone peaks rising out of nowhere. Great markets, food, people etc. You all should visit, China really doesn't dissapoint. Language is a little bit of an issue at times but we have done pretty well by meeting people who speak english and with a bit of sign language we can and generally blunder through each day.

Some highlights:
- All you can eat yum cha. Last night we ate with some canadians for 33 yuan (5 bucks). All you can eat of so much crazy, great food, all you can drink, and soccer on tv. Gold.
- Meeting some local lads in Guilin and getting shown around all day. They came to the train station and helped us buy train tickets which saved a nightmare. The lads did a no show on us the next morning and then we spotted one with another westerner later. Obviously a tourist slut.
- Choosing what animal I wanted to eat at a restaurant. When I ordered fish they took me into a room to chose which one. This was basically a pet shop, with birds, snakes, rats, fish and dogs for eating!
- Hong Kong at night. Amazing views, great vibrant city. Worst hotel I've ever stayed in- including cambodia and india for kempo even.

Hope you are all happy and well. Will try to update again soon, enjoy the photos. Please send us a comment too!

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Hong Kong by night

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This guy was really cooking up a storm

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Chungking Mansions
Clearly not a mansion. More like worlds worst hotel.

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Mmm... Pigeon Head
This one is for you kinga. Doing our bit to bring down the pigeon population. Wasn't bad, but don't think I'll eat it again in a hurry.

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Oiyou Tea with the locals
This is us drinking the local tea in Guilin with our tourist slut "mates" Jiu and John.

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Bring it on....
Auditioning for the Kung Fu Hustle II

Posted by willh 04:17 Archived in China Tagged backpacking

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I love that the hotel you booked, knowing full well it was going to be dodgy, didn't disapoint in that it majorly disapointed. Nice pics - i heard the blog takes a bit of getting used to. stick with it - i'm sure we all want to see more of kempton eating weird/hot food.

by tompurcell

Love the Kung Fu Hustle II, lads, the helmets are awsome! Don't be too heart broken to about your tour guide friends, plenty more fish in the sea, particularly if you guys are open to the suggestion of eating cock...

Kerr

by MOB

Nice work. Kempo did you actually eat that pigeon head or just pose for the photo then put it back in the bowl and order some fried ice cream?

We had a great futsal win on Monday night. Pity we don't have any photos from the game to send you because some bastard flogged the camera and skipped the country.

Needless to say, the last photo is amazing.

Love from the T-Homo

by andythompy

Love the outfits guys, all ready to defend the Great Wall against the onslaught of those damn Mongolians. I'm with Thompson, I reckong there is more chance of Kinga eating pigeon head than Kempton (although pigeon would probably still be alive). Keep the pics coming, more photos of guys cooking would be good, that photos is awesome.
Moof

by moof

Yeah, fab photos, though I'll be REALLY impressed when there's a photo of you eating pigeon cock...

by GeorgiaW

I was born in China and lived in "old China" before coming here to Australia. You photos are evocative!
I am starting a FaceBook group called "Gotta Love China" and I would like to use your picture "Cooking up a storm" as the identifying picture on that site. I would appreciate it if you could let me know if this is OK by email: raym82@hotmail.com
Thanks
Ray

by Ray Moore

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