I feel like I have a mission after this trip. I have no idea how do I
go about doing it but I think I should do something to help the kids
in the poorest part of China, i.e., GuiZhou.
Here is my idea after giving it much thought. I think it's meaningful
if GuiZhou herself can raise the fund to help her own kids:
will take a small group of, maybe, 4 travelers back to GuiZhou,
will arrange for an adventurous 2 week trip including but not
checking out schools of GuiZhou,
staying in village huts like I did in PingTang, will continue
exploring that cave Lao Lin brought me to,
drifting in GuiZhou's rivers
visiting/staying in a village in QS LiPou which the Miao tribe
there is not at all modernized, they still wear their
traditional costume everyday and dance the old way,
HwangGouSu Waterfall, ZiJin Cave, Big and Little 7 Holes, and
other best scenic areas of GuiZhou
other spontaneous destinations.
wise, there are 2 parts - donation & actual expense:
donation - I would ask for a US$650 donation from each
participant, including myself;
actual expense - pay your own backpacker style expenses as they
occur along the trip. Starting from Hong Kong, including round
trip air ticket to GuiYang, I estimate actual expense for 14
days would be around US$450.
note that Kam is NOT making a dime from this trip.
I mean ALL, including my part of the donation will go into
grandpa's school fund. Your money will be well managed and every
penny of it will be spent on schools of GuiZhou. You will be
notified of how the money is spent when they are spent.
the traveling part, you will get to see and live the real China
BUT you will sleep in zero star hotels and eat spicy,
less-than-yummy foods. The good part is, you don't have to BYOB.
when I get enough participants (hope it's not the year 2048).
Since it's a small group, all participants' are welcome to make
suggestions on anything and these suggestions will be
incorporated into the trip.
Please email to:
Kam if the above is a good/bad idea;
any questions you want to ask about the above GuiZhou trip;
suggestions on the above idea.