The Chinese people here are so kind, accepting, humble and willing to speak to total foreign strangers. We went to a local park that was just beautiful. Nanning is in the subtropics so boasts some really beautiful plant life, palms, flowering trees etc... As we walked through the park we were quite the item drawing a great deal of attention. People were performing traditional Chinese vocals, playing instruments, and practicing tai chi.
We were watching the following group of ladies dancing and they invited us down being quite excited to meet us. One lady spoke some English so we muddled by.
Mr. Lee below spoke with us a long time. He is studying painting and English at a Nanning University. He is a retired electrical engineer from a local power plant. He told us that Nanning's population is about 6 million a, in his words "small city".
Later I checked the web and the population is about 6.3 million in a region about 181 square miles in size. If my math is right that's about 34,000 people per square mile. Mr Lee has a new grandson living in the area. We hope to meet him again in the park as he visits every day.
As we spoke to Mr. Lee a couple young girls walked up and struck up a conversation with Mikaela. The girl nearest Mikaela name is Kiky, she is in college and spoke English very well.