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I was slaving away in the kitchen of our coffee shop when the county chief turned up for a surprise visit. But it went well, or so I thought

By Mark Kitto   July 2009

The Moganshan housing market

My search for a manager for the coffee shop (see China Café, April) was successful. Emily is half Chinese, half American and a pastry chef to boot. She was in place in April, trained up for the May holiday and is now running the place with confidence. Her American boyfriend Dan moved to the mountain with her and organises bike tours and hikes. His clients meet at the Lodge and he helps out at the bar when things get busy. So we’re all happy.

The trickiest part was finding a place for Emily and Dan to…

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