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... and even take a sneaky photo. We managed to get in touch with Emrys who had been on our Vodkatrain tour and was now doing another tour of China, so he joined us for a drink before going to join his group for hotpot (a Chengdu speciality). As we wanted to try proper hotpot too, we followed him (he had a rough idea of where he was going so we headed there and looked out for white people, it worked - we found him). Vincent, the guide on Emyrs tour was lovely and helped ...
... the torrential rain the bus came to a sudden stop. We were delayed for a couple of hours due to a landslide that had blocked the road – we could see all the dirt and rocks in front of us….close one! Unfortunately this meant we were unable to visit HuangLong national park so we detoured to a nearby Tibet model village where we watched a traditional Tibet dancing show, were taken on a tour of the village and were able to zip ...
... After some difficulty we finally managed to hail a taxi to take us back to the bus station, and we made it on to the late bus back to Chengdu.
Once we were back in Chengdu, we all decided we should go for a meal. Sid showed us a local Sichuan hotpot restaurant. We were all travelling on the next day though so we got a 'fairly mild' set of dishes (which basically meant they were still fairly hot) I actually enjoyed the level of spice, but the dishes were swimming in chilli ...
... some money (not lots £5ish) for him to post. I gave him my address and of he went. I kept my fingers crossed that he could get it past security. He sent me an email the next day saying
TODAY I GO TO POSTOFFICE,THEY SAID KNIFE CAN NOY BE POSTED TO
ANYPLACE.SO I JUST WOULD BE KEEP YOUR KNIFE AND YOUR MONEY 50YUAN,UNTIL
YOU ASK SOMEBODY CONTACT ME,OR TELL ME HOW TO SETTLE THIS PROBLEM.IF I
CAN FIND A WAY,I WIII TOLD ...
... we watched one lady walk straight from the back of the queue (which had grown to about 500 people by this time) and push her way right to the front and then just stood there looking proud as punch for having made it to the front. Fair play to her, she nearly got trampled on but she stood her ground and was one of the first people on the train! I guess when all else fails just stick your elbows out and keep pushing forward until you can’t go any further. It certainly seems to work in China! ...