|Day 6 – Arriving at the Rice Terraces:
Pam Diamond picked us up with a driver (Hong Fa’s brother as it turns out) and we departed our village at about 8:30 and made the two hour drive to the Rice Terraces. On the way we had the typical Chinese breakfast of noodle soup with a small amount of sliced, cured pork, peanuts, pickles and chili sauce – delicious! At 2.50 yuan per bowl (35 cents) it was awesome!
Arrived at Daighu and made the 4 hour hike through the rice terraces, having a picnic lunch on the way, which were amazing and arrived at Pingan and the guest house. We relaxed and looked at the incredible views.
Dinner that night was prepared by our host, the chef Keing. He prepared a sautéed smoked bacon with hot peppers and vegetables, stir fried pumpkin, Chinese Broccoli, fried dumplings, stir fried pork. It was all great! The inn was basic, yet quaint and we had a comfortable night and were awoken the next morning by the roosters.