A few local houses around a local square.
In the middle of the square, a great tree, an oak tree.
And beside the oak tree, there was a well.
We sat down from the heat of the temperatures of about40 degrees.
Xuelin and I sat down beside the well and underneath the tree,
and not long before people start coming to join us and start to talk about what we were doing,
why we were doing, what we were doing.
And as we sat there, they explain that the tree that was providing the shade was some five hundred years old,
that the well just beside this was seven hundred years old.
And we were getting very nostalgic about this and I said to the few people over there.
I said have you had many visitors to your village?
Many foreigners come to your village? And they looked at each other and they said no.
And I start really excited.
I thought I discovered somewhere new and they said but we were not quite sure.
But the person who would know is the old man of the village. He's 95 years old.
He's lived here all of his life, apart from two years in 1943
when he went off to fight to liberate Jinan which was under Japanese occupation at the time, but he's lived here all his life.
So they went into the field and they brought him and he sat under the tree
and they said has anybody, any foreigner visited at this village before. He said no, no, this man is the first.