Meet the family (China 2013 #2)

Catching a fish at mountain village pronounced as "Nio wu"

Catching a fish at mountain village pronounced as “Nio wu”

We visited my wife’s aunt and uncle, who live in a mountain village pronounced as “Nio wu”. We were treated with an outstanding lunch with many fish and vegetarian dishes. We drank red wine and a home-brewed strong liquor (about 60% alcohol). Just before lunch, my father-in-law caught a huge fish from the neighbouring fish pond. We ate the fish on the very same day.

Grave at mountain village pronounced as "Nio wu"

Grave at mountain village pronounced as “Nio wu”

Great grandpa
After lunch, we visited the house of my wife’s grandfather who, unfortunately, died two years ago. Luckily, we met him seven years ago. We all loved him. He was a very friendly, happy old man. We visited his grave, which looks similar to the impressive grave that we saw the day before.
Bored at a travel agency in Wencheng

Bored at a travel agency in Wencheng

Slowest travel agency ever
We also went to a local travel agency to book our plane tickets to Shanghai. Altogether, it took more than an hour. Everything went very slowly and inefficiently. There wasn’t enough staff (meaning: there was only one person available) due to the national holiday in China (first week of May). We were surprised to see that many other waiting customers were standing right beside to us, shamelessly and impatiently watching how we ordered our plane tickets. I think this was quite funny.
Drinking Wencheng Country Province tea

Drinking Wencheng Country Province tea

Evening tea
We started our evening with drinking some fine local Chinese tea with my wife’s uncle, in his beautiful bonsai garden. He speaks a little Dutch (he used to live in the Netherlands many years ago), and we had much fun talking and drinking with him. We let him taste some of the Dutch liquorice that we brought with us (in Dutch: drop), which he bravely chewed and swallowed, but probably didn’t really liked (in fact, no one really seems to like liquorice except for Dutch people). We ate some dried cuttlefish, which is a typical Chinese snack and is quite delicious. After drinking a lot of tea, we were called by my mother-in-law: it was time for another lovely (and huge) dinner.
Fishing at mountain village pronounced as "Nio wu"

Fishing at mountain village pronounced as “Nio wu”

Strong home made liquor

Strong home made liquor

Best cook of Wenzhou

Best cook of Wenzhou

Best cook of Wenzhou at mountain village pronounced as "Nio wu"

Best cook of Wenzhou at mountain village pronounced as “Nio wu”

Lunch at mountain village pronounced as "Nio wu"

Lunch at mountain village pronounced as “Nio wu”

Family

Family

Family

Family

Kids at mountain village pronounced as "Nio wu"

Kids at mountain village pronounced as “Nio wu”

At mountain village pronounced as "Nio wu"

At mountain village pronounced as “Nio wu”

Chicken at mountain village pronounced as "Nio wu"

Chicken at mountain village pronounced as “Nio wu”

Water buffalo

Water buffalo

Bonsai tree garden

Bonsai tree garden

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