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... but not many people were sitting down. Most people in uniform in socialist countries seem to be pretty camera-shy. The big rush to get on. Well it was pretty orderly actually. Not quite the atmosphere of big Russian or Ukrainian stations though. No wonder there was such a push to get on; not everyone had tickets... I even had to heartlessly throw someone out of my seat. Luckily she didn't put up a fight. ...
... in but I'm used to western ideas about random people walking into restaurant kitchens. One thing though, when they switch on the gas you'd think a jumbo were taking off. No wonder it's pretty hard to recreate some of these dishes at home.
Even some outside seating but it was a bit cold for that. But I'm sure it's pleasant when the weather's appropriate.
And the scene on the street outside the restaurant. Very peaceful, very ...
Nanchong is not on the tourist trail at all. I think that's what made it so great. That and being shown around by Marleen's friend who now lives there to study Kung fu from a local master.
The city itself is very relaxed and brilliant for just wandering about and seeing how the locals actually live.
We went a park to see the kung fu training in action. The place was also packed with other people doing everything from tai chi to dancing to ...
It was a three and half hour drive from Jiuzhaigou to Huanglong National Park. The scenery approaching Huanglong is just as beautiful as the park. I could not help but think how breathtaking it would be when autumn comes bringing out the full spectrum ...
I'd read an article somewhere about the ancient rice terraces at Ping An and, with only a few more days in China, decided to make the trip before we left. Ron wasn't interested and so I left with three New Zealand travellers who were also staying at Outside Inn and who had already booked a taxi to take them there.
It was much more comfortable than the expected bus journey and the trip took us about three hours. It would have ...