Jichang Star City Hotel
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... our final night train!
Things we have learned
1. Don't go on Chinese tours.
2. There are a lot of people in China.
3. "Ganbei" is "Cheers" in Chinese.
Dave's transport stats
Dave's Transport stats so far:
Planes used - 1
Buses used - 13 (+8)
Trains used - 6
Metros/subways used - 16 (+2)
Cars used - 5 (+2)
Russian Campervans used 1
Horses used - 1
Camels used - 1
Taxis used - 3 (+2)
Cable cars used (+1)
... a turn cheersing one person. Remember, everyone at the table is equipped with a small cup about the size of two or three shot classes and an unlimited supply of PiJiu (beer). So one person sits there and gets continuously cheersed by the other nine people. Then it moves to the next person and they get cheersed by nine people. This quickly gets everybody in a red faced jolly mood. It was a fun night and the guys deserved a good break. They had the TEM-4 test in a few days ...
... it will keep getting refilled until you leave it full.
We also had one dish, I can't remember which it is on the table, but it tasted surprisingly like mushrooms! Ha ha it turns out that it was PIG INTESTINS!!!!! I must admit at first I was a little surprised and I'm not sure that I like the idea, but it didn't taste very bad. Just the thought isn't the most pleasant.
The next photo is from a different scene, where I have lunch most days, with the ...
... conical hats and hi-viz jackets, spaced out every few kilometres, dusting the verges with big straw brooms - an apparently pointless task. They seem oblivious to the traffic speeding and swerving along beside them - their life expectancy must be tiny. The erratic driving behaviour makes the journey to Leshan and back very tense - at least our driver seems relatively careful in comparison to all the others.
After a few days at Sim's, and following some serious planning, ...
... far enough away from the more tourist-frequent areas that we were a bit of a novelty).
After lupper we walked back to the train station, retrieved our bags and went to wait for our train. We got to the waiting area at about 7pm...about an hour before our train was to leave since it seems that trains tend to start boarding about 30 minutes or so before they're due to leave. Unfortunately, our train was running about an hour late so we were ...