We went to several ritzy restaurants during this short visit to Hengyang. Because I no longer live in Hengyang, I was treated as a guest. In China, it's the tradition to treat the guest. Since I had 2 friends with me, I think we were treated extra well. I always feel a tinge guilty about this red carpet treatment, but I know the pendulum will swing to the left when my friends come to visit me in Changsha.