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... right time as it only went on this morning. There is no gurgling sound now so they must have got all the air pockets out. There is a water filled wall heater in each of the rooms. Livia said that I can dry my socks and slippers on the heaters if I wish. I was worried about the curtains as they hang all over the heaters. Livia has assured me that the place won't catch alight.
I gave the girls at school some sweets that were a speciality from Guangdong Province and they were ...
... younger ones were able to speak a little English.
They kept on asking questions, where I was from, why I came to China, how long I've been studying kungfu..
At the top of the mountain I demonstrated some jumps and techniques.
The crowd reacted with much enthusiasm.
Though this wasn't such a great idea, because now everyone wanted even more pictures, only this time with kungfu moves and stances..
... the crowds inside the carriage we noticed all the seats where occupied. On these trains its possible to buy a ticket without a seat number, thus a standing place. Apparently most people buy tickets without a seat number and than take a seat that has not been taken yet. Until someone arrives with a ticket with that nominated seat on it. Than they will stand up and start looking for the next free ...
... Kaifeng to Shanghai?"
This meant I'd have to catch a bus for two hours to the capital of Henan province, Zhengzhou which was mentioned briefly in the guide but mainly as a transport hub and for its excellent provincial musem. Two things I was looking for! Apart from that it seemed to be on Lonely Planet's "Do Not Go" list which is always inviting.
My train didn't depart until 8pm. That meant if I got up ...
... local shop where we buy our five kids a memento of our trip....I can see them sweating already, "is it a Chinese fan, or perhaps an ornament of Mao Zedong"....they'll just have to wait and see!!
We would really love to go back to the hotel to rest as tonight we are going to our favourite restaurant in Zhengzhou for dinner, but Bruce has decided to have his hair cut and dyed (??) while we are at the shopping area. So we are taken to McDonalds for coffee to ...