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