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... right time as it only went on this morning. There is no gurgling sound now so they must have got all the air pockets out. There is a water filled wall heater in each of the rooms. Livia said that I can dry my socks and slippers on the heaters if I wish. I was worried about the curtains as they hang all over the heaters. Livia has assured me that the place won't catch alight.
I gave the girls at school some sweets that were a speciality from Guangdong Province and they were ...
... t manage to see all the places, but we got a very good impression.
One thing that surprised me the most was how commercial this place has become.
What once was an art, only to be practiced by those allowed at the temple, only to be mastered by a disciplined and devoted lifestyle full of hardship, is now one of the biggest cultural and historical 'attractions' of whole China. Shops everywhere, selling the same stuff. ...
... this is exactly what we had to do. As I showed the passenger my ticket he got up and moved on to the next available seat.
As we crossed more stations it became more and more busy.
At a certain point people sat down in the aisle, some even back-to-back and fell asleep.
Chinese popmusic coming from the speakers.
Further down there was a queue of people waiting at the warm ...
... It was like a bad sci-fi movie. One I wouldn't watch. I was wide-eyed and the locals didn't understand why. Maybe I should give science fiction a whirl?
That was nothing compared with what was to follow. The bus now went into Zhengzhou proper. Never have I seen a busier, grimier, more grid-locked city. People spilled on to the streets everywhere. There was so much life on the streets, it blocked the roads. The railway station was ...
... rocket fuel instead! Anything up to 20 rounds using the Chinese word for "skal" which sounds like gala. Cheryl keeps an eye on the amount of liquor they are plying me with, remembering the last event like this where I was violently ill and had to be taken home in a pair of Chinese PJs bought from the hotel gift shop (I think Cheryl is writing this part). Fortunately, Mr Liu advises me that I can respond to a 'gala' with 'bo-gala' which means 'just a little'. As ...