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'POLICE, POLICE' George cries out, as we are mobbed by people at the train station as our porter tries to scam us out of a lot of money for carrying a few bags up some stairs. The police came and we were left with dealing with the rough impolite taxi drivers – who refused to take us with luggage. Eventually we got in and off to the lovely …
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 ...
On the way to the Yangtze cruise, we stopped in an 'ancient city', completed in 2011 to the cost of billions. However, the main attraction seemed to be our group of pale-skinned Europeans as Chinese tourists were falling over themselves to take our photo or simply walk up to us and stare in extremely close proximity. We are getting used to this. Thankfully once on the boat, there wasn't too much ...
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 ...
... the odd baby having a bit of a (well-earned) cry after being cooped up for hours on end in a smelly, smoky, noisy train carriage.So, I wouldn't have had all that on planes or in swanky Shanghai would I?
Piero and I spent a night in Wuhan, where we met a Joa, who was studying English and took us to a fantastic local won-ton restaurant, which also had an eggy ricey dish that I wanted to photograph them making but I was forbidden for doing so.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
the hotel was pleasant, but we were so greatly helped by the conceirge who saw us overloaded with baggage and sent two of his men - Eric and Henrry- to help us at the train station - and oh what a help they were. Sometimes it is the personal service that means everything - and thank you conceirge, Eric and Henrry foryou help - and the extra service, so kindly given.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.