It was raining heavily in Shaxi, but the riders took the opportunity to explore the old town after breakfast. There were lots of buildings and shops that could have come straight out of ancient China.
Many of our riders headed to a teahouse in the town square to learn how to make dumplings. Several hours and hundreds of dumplings later, they tasted the results of their efforts. Alan, our chopstick challenged Scotsman (who had attempted to smuggle a spoon and fork into China), showed off his new Kung-Fu like prowess by catching a fly with chopsticks.
Sean went down to the river and started riding up and down a flooded road, much the amusement of the locals. He was also seen stalking other riders with a video camera, interviewing them for his planned documentary of the trip.