Despite the inclement weather, I ventured out into some areas a little bit beyond the Ping Jiang district into some streets that are not on the tourist map. The streets and canals have been fairly quiet aside from the regular commercial traffic. There are a number of photo studios that operate near the hostel that are frequently shooting women dressed in traditional Chinese garb. The people in this city are just as curious about me as I am about them. Some of these areas must not see many Westerners because they are taking pictures of me as I take pictures of them.