Big shout out to our Tibetan Nomad friends from Machu, Eastern Tibet / Western Sichuan, now living in Xing Ping.
Their festival brief:
Bikes and Halloween and delicious food, married together with pumpkins.
As we turned a corner down the dark alley ways of old town Xing Ping, the drumming started up.
Xing Ping is a beautifully preserved Li Riverside town that attracts bus loads of bamboo rafting tourists in the day time, but reverts to being a quiet village at night. A smattering of http://viagrabuynow.com/ cafe’s anticipate the boom time when the first high speed train arrives on December 20th this year.
I know that I am going to love looking back on this first festival before the hordes arrived, and say remember when…
Hopefully, these hordes will be on bikes though, slipping through the back lanes on bicycles and spreading the cycling love into the countryside.
Chorten, Tashi, and La La, the Tibetan nomad posse drummed us through the doorway of their business – Cafe Himalaya. They had carved pumpkins with bicycle motifs, as well as a Tibetan demon face and the Buddha eyes from the famous Monkey Temple in Nepal. A Bicycle hung from the ceiling with wheels made from pumpkin rings.
First course of the meal arrived – a pumpkin soup up cycled from the pumpkin art discards.
Chorten, the bar owner asks if the Osmanthus flower table decorations are not too perfumed . They have spent the day hand-rolling momos – he once made 3000 for an event in Columbia. The curries are Nepali in style, the fried stuffed flat breads, Mongolian.
It’s an auspicious start for an international bike festival.