While we lived in China we did the best we could to try and see places of interest both near and far. We would spend our days off looking for interesting places to visit and one of the first places we discovered was Shawan Ancient Village. The village was built over 800 years ago during the Song Dynasty and is full of unique heritage buildings.
We enjoyed meandering through the narrow pathways, discovering something new around every corner. We paused with young students who wanted to take pictures with us, still new to the fame of being a foreigner in China. We sampled delectable bites offered at various restaurants. My personal favorite being Shuang Pi Nai (双皮奶) or double-skin milk, which can best be compared to a warm custard.
It was a great experience during our first few months in China and I’m sad that we never went back with greater appreciation and understanding of our adopted country.