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... and the take it in turns while you stand there not sure whether you feel like a celebrity or a statue of something they find incredible interesting, either way it's not much fun! We stopped at a posh restaurant on the way back called "the dining room" and had Dan Dan noodles which were very appropriate and very tasty if I dare so myself. Then we rushed back via the bakery and caught another very unsafe taxi ride to Shanghai South train station (or Sorth as our guide keeps saying) to catch the 19 hour train down to ...
... my phone. He went off saying that my phone had problems. I handed my phone to Emi to talk to Terry. He was a few feet away from us!
Terry, as usual, said, "Benny, you are so funny." I never understand why he says that.
We took the subway for the stop that connects lines six and four. On the subway, I opened my big mouth and said where Terry was from. He started smacking me and then I smacked him back.
"You are so good at Kung-fu!" Terry laughed.
... Unfortunately I can only do this, and only to a certain extent, in a couple of foreign languages so far, but if there's one thing that I can take away from this trip, it's that I definitely want to extend that ability in the future. Obviously that's not the only thing that I've learnt, and whether or not that lesson was worth spending a huge amount of money on I don't know yet, but I think it's a success of some kind ...
We've been hard-core touristing, and it's been cool. There's lots to see here. (And there's more shopping....we love shopping...our tour guide asked me if the kids knew to bargain. I assured her they were on it... If she only knew!) What's really interesting is, as ever, listening to the kids. They have already realized what a gift an experience like the one we had in Xi'an really is. To live with people who live in a place. To share their homes and their ...
... probably not
3. If you speak English in a Chinese accent, people still can't understand you
4. Don't try to pronounce words you don't know. Just smile and wave and hope you don't accidentally cuss someone out
To finish off the day, we met our Beijing guide, Yoshi. He didn't appreciate my Mario Bros joke, but then I realized Nintendo is Japanese. Got my Asians confused. He was a funny guy though! I like him already.