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Looms, Poetic Trash Cans, and other fun in Guilin

One tourist spot in Guilin had various craft demonstrations. I liked this loom and this clever way of keeping strings taut:

Loom  Interesting way to keep the strings taut

Here is a guy carving characters into bamboo: (I like how the lighting and colors look in this shot.)

Carving characters onto bamboo

This was a demonstration of the traditional Chinese version of a rap battle:

Chinese song battling

The girl on the raft sings a line of song, and a guy on the shore has to improvise an appropriate response, and so forth. In the old days, a guy who was good would win the girl's hand in marriage. Here, one of the tourists who responded well just got a free raft ride. :P

And now.. Waterfall Climbing!

Waterfall-climbing

You had to swap out your shoes for these straw sandals, and then you basically pulled your way up the side of this waterfall with a chain. This being China, there was of course no safety rope. :)

I was a chicken and didn't try it. :P

And finally, here is a series of curiously inappropriate(?) poetry on trash and recycling bins at this park:

Recycling bin with interesting label 1

Trash bin with interesting label

Recycling bin with interesting label 2

Recycling bin with interesting label 3

Comments (2)

damn, i need to get T out there to rap, and I need to climb that waterfall!

I love those recycling bin messages!

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LEAVE THIS FIELD BLANK. IT IS HERE TO TRAP ROBOTS.

LEAVE THIS FIELD BLANK. IT IS HERE TO TRAP ROBOTS.

LEAVE THIS FIELD BLANK. IT IS HERE TO TRAP ROBOTS.

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