Cycling The Silk Road In China- Sleep with the dogs, Eat with the Emperor

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It is amazing to me, that the people in this rural part of China, eat like kings but sleep and live with such basic standards.

A hotel room cost less than a good dinner.
It is common to see people eat great lavish meals in good places, while you will see absolutely no lovely designed house or a comfortable home anywhere.

It must be a remnant of the strict Communist era, which did not allow luxury or personal comfort.
Having a lovely house was the height of “bourgeois” and was forbidden.

But the Communist regime could NOT forbid or control what people ate for dinner behind closed doors.

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