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Travel Blogs from Zhengzhou
... I got to Zhengzhou I went to catch the bus and I asked at the counter showing my previous ticket from Luoyang ad they must have thought that I had bought a ticket for the return journey but I hadn't. The bus was leaving right away so I was herded onto the bus and then I sat down and thought that I would still have to do something as I didn't have a ticket. The driver and his offsider didn't understand what I was on about so I got back on the bus with my money in my hand. Then a ...
... 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..
... this is exactly what we had to do. As I showed the passenger my ticket he got up and moved on to the next available seat.
As we crossed more stations it became more and more busy.
At a certain point people sat down in the aisle, some even back-to-back and fell asleep.
Chinese popmusic coming from the speakers.
Further down there was a queue of people waiting at the warm ...
... 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 ...
... has caught on in China yet.
We happen to be in China for one of their biggest holiday festivals called the Mid Autumn Festival which this year also coincides with the Chinese National Day and tonight we are invited to a celebratory dinner held at a huge complex of restaurants built around a lake an hour's drive from Zhengzhou. After Xaio Wang becomes lost and has to turn around three times we make it to the lake which is set up with masses of ...