Liu Village was clearly the most promising site we’d found, so after catching the birds around our downtown hotel that evening, we moved ourselves up to somewhat more grungy, $12/night establishment near the street market the following morning. This commenced two bleary days: Liu Village, it turns out, is never quiet. The first night we wandered the market for dinner, then attempted to start banding in the side streets at around 9:30pm. Within 5 minutes we had attracted a crowd of at least 50 onlookers. It was too much to handle, and we retreated back to our rooms overlooking the bustling night market. At 11pm, we tried again, this time attracting only 10 or 15 people (although they were much drunker). The crowds lessened as the night went on, until we ourselves alone in the streets at 2:30am.
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