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... before getting worried we wouldn’t have enough time to grab dinner, get back to the hotel to grab our luggage (which had been stored in the dining room), and walk to the train station.
Najung and I made it over an hour early, so everything was fine. I know we were ridiculously early and I was probably paranoid about getting there on time, but I’d rather be early than running around at the ...
... 40, which I believe is like... a 7.5 or 8 in US sizes. I'm a solid 9 and was the only one who had to buy men's rain boots. All my friends got cute purple sparkles or multicolor flowers or polka dots. Mine? Black. Lovely.
It's actually fine; I'm more amused than anything else. Now, Najung and I are listening to American pop and sipping tea and fermented milk. Off to more adventure tomorrow!
... but we never actually made any trips to or from that point.
The train ride to Taiyuan took about 2.5 hours. We meet up with our tour guide, Michael, who took us to lunch at another hotel (not the one we're staying at). Funnily enough, the private dining room we used also doubles as a karaoke room, but I was adamant about not singing. We didn't have enough time to break out the k-machine anyway.
... right now) that we compared to the others we've now seen in wood and in stone.
The peonies were in bloom in the garden. Our guide was particularly excitd about that - apparently she usually misses the season for that, and they looked and smelled quite spectacular. We took far too many photos.
The drive to the airport passed through what looked like a ghost town, oddly. We said goodbye to our guide michelle and were on our way to Xian.
... anywhere they please. They had the chinese anthem playing and the school headmaster had their speech which I could not understand a single word, the line that I was in got so many attention cuz it was for all the foreigners, Jamaicans and Afghanistans.
The afghan student were pretty cool people, there were about 20 of them there studying for about 2-3 years now, their chinese is so good, could pass off as a local chinese. After ceremony finished prof Zhao, da real bad man ...