Day 9: BaBa Festival
On Tuesday, there was an intrduction to an event that would happen this afternoon. This event was called the Xizhou BaBa festival, the inaugural one, to be preceise. It's purpose is to spread awareness of this Xizhou, Yunnan specialty to places where this food is not avalible. Created by intern students living in Xizhou, they invited dancers, musicians, baba specialists who have made baba their entire life, the villagers, and us- the Microcampus Fearless Group. After getting a ticket for completing our Wellness reflection (a highfive from Ms. Mai), we headed out to Sifangjie. Even before arriving at the square, we could hear the sound of dancers and crowds, and could definitely smell the BaBa being made. With ingredients such as M&Ms, apples, bananas, rose jam, and cinnamon, we immediately set to work creating our own, original BaBa flavours. Sadly, they didn't come out as planned, and I'm quite sure everyone has had their fair share of BaBa for a week at least. WIth an inpromptu Macarena dance, I'm sure everyone had a great time spending today relaxing from the hikes and bike rides.