The Residence On River's Edge
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... women are surely the loudest known to man and are never at a loss for words, with a pitch that sends us fleeing. If, as they say, India is identified in the nose, China is surely identified in the ears ! There were a couple of incidents here......having just made a purchase, we carried on down the street only to have the shop staff run after us with John's credit card that he had left behind ! How honest of them. The same day we purchased a 'selfie' ...
... transferred to Yangshou with us, so we met her and Bobby and his mate took us into Yangshou. I swear to the man in the sky (If you’re into all that) that I got whip lash from that car journey from the airport into Yangshou. So my first experience of Chinese roads was not a good one – the roads are really wide and whilst cars are supposed to drive on the right hand side they don’t actually abide by the rule, so you have Lorries ...
... to selling handheld fans! I bought some Chairman Mao pins for 10 Yuan. But we didn't stick around for lunch, because we thought it might be a bit of a ripoff.
Instead we caught the bus to the People's Park, which is a park on the other side of the People's Square. They have there of all things a Starbucks, so we went in for a coffee because it was supposed to have a good view over the gardens. Sadly it didn't live up to expectation, and was weird to order at Starbucks ...
... or construction going on
Sip three times every time:
- you see “The Dog” (the small brown poodle shaved oddly that EVERYONE owns)
- weird things ...
... of weird and wonderful snacks.
1) Apple crisps
2) Onion covered walnuts
3) bun with deformed cold Willy winky sausage
4) Aviation radish (I can't go into detail but it will haunt me for the rest of my life!)
5) Onion biscuits, surprisingly OK!
6) Chocolate wafer
Jess, I did try everything, be proud! But I hope Thailand has more to offer! Met Marianne no problem and taxi'd to the hostel. I need ...