Meet great grand mother Pan – a Yao. Yao people are an ethnic minority group that live in the mountainous terrain in Southern China. The Pan family lives in Dazhai, a village in the foothills of the Longji RiceTerraces.
Mrs. Pan is in her 80’s, married to a man 4 years her junior. She has a daughter, grandson and great grandson. They are farmers and help out in their daughter’s restaurant.
Their house is simple. The living area has a table, a few chairs, a wash basin, bags of rice, corn, peppers and supplies for their animals which live under their floor boards.
We were treated to a home cooked meal prepared on an open flame on the kitchen floor. An experience to behold – so far removed from our modern kitchens at home.