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... he does have his own small room. He is also typical of many young men in China, the product of the one child policy, who outnumber the girls to such an extent that marriage is a distant, unobtainable dream. He is being pressed by his parents to marry, but the girls are picky and want boys with money, their own apartment and maybe a car. So to get anywhere in the marriage stakes he needs to earn more money. ...
... and Jeremy
***We later found out that the area we were supposed to visit was the site of a massive landslide caused by the rain. At least 40 people were buried in the slide. We were very lucky to have arrived after they had closed the attraction. It could have very easily been us. The rains have been going on nonstop for almost 24 hours, and another 48 are predicted. They are being described as the worst rainstorm in 20 years.
We are now in Chengdu, the only reason we are here is to see pandas, I can see pandas in any zoo, they aren't even in the wild here, and it’s a breeding program
I gave it a miss, sorry
The good news is we are on another train tomorrow, not just one but 2
We leave here at 10 am, get to the station, catch a train at Kunming, ...
... etc), we’re talking about really non-debatable things. That aside, the funniest/oddiest thing he said was ‘Ah, another waste of a day’ to himself….it was 9am… There were a few other odd balls, but we made it out alive. (and met some decent folk as well, including a fellow law student from Adelaide in our dorm room).
While I couldn’t imagine spending a lot of time in Chengdu itself, we did find a great place to ...
... that she couldn't quite get the birds in the shot.
Following the photo op, I took a short break, as my back was starting to hurt from the weight of my bag. I looked out over a tiny island with a great flock of birds of differing kinds. The duck-swans were particularly entertaining as they were quite aggressive towards each other and other birds. I also caught sight of a pelican, and what looked to be doves, although I'm not sure.