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... with a French girl, a Mongolian woman and a Chinese woman. International but no disputes. Had far too much food for a 29 hour trip and especially as breakfast and lunch were provided on the Chinese side. The scene was so totally different in China come morning thanthe scene in Mongolia the day before. Lots of crops, towns, houses, big rocky mountains, rivers and streams. And, very industrialised - power lines everywhere. And in Beijing --- people, people, people. And ...
... are giving lunch a miss.
The scenery is changing so much. A lot of places we are going through look so run down. I am sure the money in China will be in the bigger cities. Well what a journey. Overall I feel so tired and dirty. Need a good shower. Been some experience.
Our last day on the Trans Mongolian - and whilst I'm excited about seeing Beijing also feeling a little sad. Living in carriage 9 ...
... to find in a sports shop this big. Yes the did have Adidas and Nike but very very small sections. The rest of the goods were all Chinese brands that the locals seemed familiar with, and let's face even the small range of Adidas and Nike will have been manufactured here! It's strange to see. The people don;t really seem aware of anything outside of their own country, and I guess they don't need to in all honesty. they are capable of creating anything ...
"Psychic spies from China try to steal your mind's elation"
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Thursday 2nd May 2013
When I sit down to write these chapters I have to remember that it should remain predominantly about me and my experiences. I do at least make an effort to leave things like political opinions out of it but sometimes the feel and experience of a country can be inextricably linked to it's politics and it's not easy to get away from. ...
I've come to realize that one of the most important people that I've met on this trip is my Chinese tutor. Yang laoshi, as I call him, is one of my biggest learning tools. Not only does he help me with my studies but the conversations we have give me great insight on what its like to be a Chinese person.
Monday we discussed the difference in traditions concerning marriage. In China, the timeline for a marriage is quite different from the US. ...