Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Village People

On Monday, November 14, our guides said they were taking us to the countryside. I was picturing open spaces where our children could play in the meadows.  Instead it turns out that the country to them meant an agricultural village a half hour outside of Nanchang.  It was an interesting tour - we learned a lot about how rural Chinese people live.  The people there were so warm and welcoming and seemed to truly enjoy our visit as much as we did.  Natalie's birthparents may live in a village like this...very thought provoking.

Gateway to the village
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Daddy & Natalie sitting in front of harvested rice that has been spread out in front of this home to dry.
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Women washing clothes in the river
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Vegetable gardens behind the village
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4 comments:

Just Ramblin' said...

Wow. Simply wow. The photos are remarkable. To visit such a place has to be thought provoking. Natalie looks so sweet walking with you. : )

Debbie Sauer said...

It is amazing to see how little these people have. It seems so cruel. Love the pics of Natalie. Blessings

Kelli said...

That last pic is so sweet. What an amazing, life-altering experience!

Nanou said...

It is serious that little Natalie, but so pretty and thin. Fortunately, she can laugh at times (according to the video). kisses