Howard Johnson Pearl Plaza Wuhan
Travel Blogs from Wuhan
just continuing our high paced journey through China....
eerily we had almost an entire hard-sleeper carriage to ourselves for the night. We weren't sure if we appreciated the policeman's warning to look after everything & ended up practically hugging our bags all ...
... from our fellow Chinese passengers. At least not until the karaoke started. Most of the cruise was spent looking at gorges from one of three boats, keeping an eye out for monkeys and identifying the sometimes tenuously named rock shapes. Apparently this is my hidden talent as I spotted many that were clearly missing from the Chinese commentary. It even earned me my first faux "I'm proud of ...
Travelling at two hundred kilometers an hour on a train is very relaxing. Probably not so for those in Spain! The tracks seem really straight here in China. The don't go around mountains they go through them. Small towns don't stop them either. They resettle the people somewhere else!
It's common to take three to four minutes to cruise through a tunnel.
Getting a taxi to our hotel in Wuhan wasn't an issue until ...
... li>Spitting in confined spaces
- Apart from the obvious answer of 'on the floor as soon as said item transitions from useful to rubbish' I did see a guy on a top bunk on the sleeper bus to Xingping chuck some wrapping paper over the side onto someone sleeping below him. This person's reaction was to take the rubbish and throw it on the person beside him - who fortunately didn't wake up, avoiding an endless loop ...
... sightseeing day.
Like few times before Kevin had been asked by a random stranger if he might be in a picture with him (the same happened to him with a group of ten girls on the Huang Shan mountains). Feeling like a celebrity Kevin could never turn down such a request and for sure his ego felt a huge boost (and now he even things that people might take him for Bruce Willis... or so).
After a mid-nightly room-change due to a broken ...
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