Er Wang Dong
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Er Wang Dong is a small village near Houping in Wulong County of Chongqing Municipality.
Orientation: Er Wang Dong is in a valley which runs north-south. Approximately 100 people live in Er Wang Dong. Four of the local children attend middle school in Tongzi and can speak a little english. Zhong Ling Cun has a population of about 1200, but around 300 have moved to Zhejiang to work in factories.
Climate: In May through September it is rainy and water levels are high. In January-March we've seen occasional snow, but water levels are generally low. Houping is significantly colder than Er Wang Dong. The mosquitoes are terrible in the summer.
Shopping: You can't buy anything.
Mr. Wang's House: No guesthouses in the village, but the Wang family is very friendly. For beer the locals have to hike back to Houping, so we usually pay for that seperately or do without. No showers, no indoor plumbing. Part of farm life is rising and setting with the sun, so e xpect meals to be at 7AM and 8PM in the summer, and 9AM and 6PM in the winter.
16300, 3Y per hour, slow but usually reliable.
Land lines, new as of 2004. Spotty mobile coverage.
From Houping head down the road back towards Wulong. Turn off at the first major junction on the right, labeled "Zhong Ling Cun". Follow the road until it forks at a small village where the road is inevitably very muddy. Take the left hand fork downhill and continue for another hour or so. Er Wang Dong is at the end of the road.