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... of ships
of enormous dimensions carrying a crew as large as 28,000 and great
amounts of treasures. The purpose of the voyages were to project Chinese
power and wealth to the outside world, as well as to establish imperial
control over the maritime ...
... to Xuanwu Lake and part of the old city wall. Xuanwu Lake Park has plenty of gardens and pavilions scattered along its perimeter as well as a few food stands and places to rent duck boats. We just walked part of the lake and admired the city wall before going in search of lunch. We ended up at Pissa Pizza, a little Italian place. I forgot how much cheaper food usually is outside of Shanghai! They had decent pizza and a great salad. ...
... drinking competitions amongst the young fathers, a
version of apple bobbing to try and get the young couples to kiss, and
trying to predict the baby's future by seeing which item he would grab
from a selection laid out on the floor. Good friends and happy times
have no cultural or language ...
... local regional style food which just kept coming. There were one or two dishes that I pretended didn't exist but there was really something for everyone. And the beer isn't too bad either - and I normally don't drink beer!
Our group of over 60 year olds is at least like minded - many are experienced travellers with many funny stories to tell. Of course the real test comes tomorrow morning when we have to be on the train to Wuhan by 7:38 am!
... it's VERY different to the 5 hour train journey from London to Edinburgh that's for sure. Firstly, it's soooo loud from the people onboard talking. Loads of poorer, rural Chinese on these trains, standing up in circles chatting together (clearly not accustomed to the western style of train travel - be very quiet and make no noise at all!) Also on this train people spat on the floor which was pretty gross. In China it is not 'rude' to clear your throat and ...