Xiaosongyuan Hot Spring Hotel
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... train from Nanjing South – 363km in 1hr 15 mins! We climbed into 2 taxis and made our way to our first destination: the Guishan Han Dynasty Tomb.
This was the scariest taxi ride of my life – I literally saw my life flash before my eyes! To start with, there are pretty much no foreigners in Xuzhou, and stupid me sat in the front seat, so the driver took photos of me and tried to record my voice (for his voice message – this ...
... hand towel or (quite nice) embroidered laundry bag. We have now been away a week and there is an aroma developing slowly among the band folk. Many took the opportunity to get loads of clothes laundered at the hotel but the plan was foiled when the front desk informed us that we would not be getting them back on time because it had been raining...go figure. A quick call to our hosts and that nonsense was put to bed - our freshly laundered bits and pieces arrived early ...
... he asked a 5 year old boy from the audience t conduct the William Tell Overture (from letter K - sorry Adrien Raven).
Out hosts tell us that Chinese audiences love comedy, opera and ballet so a Brass Band is not on their radar at all. This explains to some extent the reserved audiences and I guess to some extent the small number of people attending (approx. 400 tonight).
Monday and Tuesday are likely to be the most challenging of ...
When you travel somewhere like China you never really know what you're going to get from day to day. In some cities there’s LOTS of English around. The shops often have their name in English as well as Chinese…menus have English translations…some retailer know enough to give you basic help. Then in other places there nothing…at all. Many of us are now adept at whipping out our phones and using translation apps to communicate – the locals ...
... years but I was pretty sure that this was not the same guy. So I sent a text message to my friend, ‘Where are you?’ He replied and said he was in his hometown and asked where I was. So I sent a picture of me at the shop with this other guy, and he said that was his brother. Well they do look alike!
The next day was Tammy’s last train ride in China and it was our longest one - 11 hours. I will tell you all about it in the next post.