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We returned to Guilin for one night before heading north to Longsheng and the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces. With a nice bathroom at hand, we felt free to indulge, gorging ourselves on shaved ice concoctions, various pickled snacks, tons of spicy foods on sticks from a nearby fry stand, and milktea plus other assorted drinks. Though it was fun while it lasted, the resulting stomachaches (particularly for Eva's sensitive IBS soul) taught us that combining super spicy, super cold, super sour, and super lactose-filled can never be a good idea.

We also realized, once again, that if we want "a little spicy" by our standards, we have to say "not spicy at all". Otherwise, "a little spicy" seems to mean burning like a house fire instead of the volcanic heat I imagine (though have not dared to confirm) some actual "spicy" foods would entail.

Besides eating, we did very little but hang out and watch movies on television. These movies included Born on the 4th of July (playing in honor of US independence day), Prime (with Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep), and Bats (the most quality film of all, following the havoc wreaked by genetically-modified rabid bats in a small Southern town, AND starring Lou Diamond Philips! huzzah). We went to sleep in the early AM, then checked out the next day to head for our night in Longsheng.

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