Why the Dutch are in season ...
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I walked to the a nearby village today ... enjoyed the scenery and the market scene (being market day) in a village along the way.
It is relatively unspoilt here and the village was unpretentious and authentic, down to a dusty coffin in someone's front porch ... I dared not ask whether there was a special offer, if it was the wrong size or maybe the sick person recovered. Obviously they don't share the same taboo as ethnic Chinese people.
As I was settling into bed (7:30pm), the landlady told me the village is having a traditional dance evening at their Drum Tower. It was an interesting performance which ended in some sort of a Dong line-dancing and best of all ... a big Dutch man being tossed into the air then landed back on the arms of the villagers.
At the performance I met several interesting people .
Christophe being a tall Mandarin-speaking Westerner was most popular with the schoolgirls ... they crowded around him giving him hugs and had their photos taken. Treated a bit like a sex object really. He says that being based in Beijing, the local Beijing girls don't care about Westerners anymore ... money talks louder than colour and height.