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... Most trips have included a few stops for police to do a quick walk through but this was the first time it appeared to be heavily armed military. The bunk across the aisle was occupied by a couple from London so we chatted on and off during the trip. It was the first long trip I had with English speaking company so that was nice. Got to my hostel around 9 pm and got a quick snack at the street barbecue nearby then went to ...
... boy, was it good, and gone within about 5mins! Later, lunch consisted of the Chinese version of KFC called Diko's (read that as you will) which initially we thought Laura and I were getting for £1.20 each because of some vouchers we'd been given, but they were valid from 8pm so our meal was a massive £2 10 each: breakfast was £1.30 - and that's pretty much western food: it's gona be so cheap here :D
After a lot of commotion trying to book 3 trains and succeeding at ...
... so she invited us!!! We offered to cook a dessert as our contribution - yes you guessed, bacon banana and maple syrup. First the challenge of acquiring the ingredients - which had proved significant in Chengdu. But we are getting smarter. Txt Teresa for the China spelling for bacon and maple syrup. I think the shop assistants got quite a kick out of reading the message on the phone.
Arrived at her tiny apartment to find friends sitting round ...
... for us to regret reserving the top bunks in the hard sleeper class. We didn’t really want to take an overnight train in the first place, but since all the other trains were booked up, this was our first available opportunity. In hindsight, a bus is much quicker and is likely worth the wait, but if you are forced on to the overnight train, either go with a soft sleeper bed or one of the lower bunks. The top bunks were just way too hot and cramped for any sort ...
learning chinese tones,
gives me and my dad nightmares,
and tutors torture.
the squat toilets here,
give quadriceps cramps.
my picky sister,
goldilocks, princess and pea,
craves a burrito.
my poor, poor mother,
showers me with compliments,
that i don't deserve.