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... Terracotta Warriors. Hope the hotel in Xian as good as this one in Chengdu. One strange thing - we have barley pillows. Yes, pillows full of barley grains. Suppose these are therapeutic in some way! I wonder if they go in the washing machine? What a disaster if they do and one split! Luckily a normal "gluten free" pillow on the top. Still not got the hang of entering places visited on this blog and have pressed some we didn't go to. Fat Fingers again! J and ...
... on the executive deck, instead of the main dining room. That is a nice accommodation for us OAT passengers. According to our guide, with so many Chinese tourists on board, when the dining room opens they all charge in, jostling for food. This is part of the culture of always being first. Our meals will still be buffet, but we will be sharing the eating area with about 50 people.
It is almost time to head down the ...
... when you buy a condo here it comes as just bare
walls—no kitchen, bathrooms or windows and doors. You have to do all that
This afternoon they prepared a
normal lunch, but as an added bonus they made Chinese street food for us to
try—chicken feet, pig tails and ears, 100 year old eggs, lotus root, and a few other pickled things. I tried the
lotus—kind of smoky with the consistency of a ...
... move forward into the second lock. It’s all happened pretty quickly, probably less than 30 minutes to transfer from one to the other, with three big boats involved. Genuinely impressive stuff, on a scale that’s really hard to imagine. It’s now around 02.30 and we’re all starting to feel the fatigue, so we head off to bed – but we watch the second lock process from our cabin window, which is a little unnerving!
We sleep ...
... salamis, chicken and fish, as well as a large assortment of vegetables including mushrooms, cauliflower, carrots and cabbage. With your chopsticks, you place a piece of meat or vegetable into the Hot pot to cook. Once it's been there for about 5 minutes, it should be ready to take out and dip into your sauce concoction. Wait a minute til it cools, and eat. It was such an incredible meal.
It is one of those essential ...