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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Birthday in Hunan

So I finally found a way around the nasty censorship of this website in China. Here are some photos of the 60th birthday of Chen Yi's mother, in rural Hunan province. It was a great party as usual, and I ate many unfamiliar things (as usual) including snake (and snake heart, snake blood) and turle-soup. I'll let the photos speak for themselves...



Auntie is washing the spicy peppers

A freshly caught snake (we ate snake 2 times)


Me and '66'. Chen Yi's little niece


After killing the snake


66 Playing with the fireworks


A snake in a bag (2 Kg)


Going fishing (for crabs, frogs and little fish)


Red envelopes containing money, presents at the party






On our way to the party. About 80 people came to the restaurant


Changsha train station in the morning


Cheering with rice wine


Drinking snake blood is supposed to be healty


Chen Yi, waiting for dinner

Another niece


A new government building is being built across the street. To be honest, it kind of looks like #$%

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