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... on and spoke to me and I gave her the money which she gave to the man I had first spoke to. I didn't really care as long as I paid someone. I have no idea whether he pocketed the money or went a bought a ticket for me. Don't really care as I got home safely and one and a half an hours early.This was because I caught the earlier bus as I didn't think I would make it with only 20 minutes to land, pick up my bag and find where I needed to catch the bus.
I quickly unpacked and did ...
... T-shirts, uniforms, souvenirs. The ticket for the entrance was even more expensive than the entire trip.
In the city of DengfengI managed to buy a new, proper and beautiful sword for practice, plus some clothing. Satisfied by the shopping and sightseeing we went back to the train-station to take another 6 hour ride back to Xinyi.
It was pretty exhausting.
But it was worth the trip! :)
... this is exactly what we had to do. As I showed the passenger my ticket he got up and moved on to the next available seat.
As we crossed more stations it became more and more busy.
At a certain point people sat down in the aisle, some even back-to-back and fell asleep.
Chinese popmusic coming from the speakers.
Further down there was a queue of people waiting at the warm ...
... It was like a bad sci-fi movie. One I wouldn't watch. I was wide-eyed and the locals didn't understand why. Maybe I should give science fiction a whirl?
That was nothing compared with what was to follow. The bus now went into Zhengzhou proper. Never have I seen a busier, grimier, more grid-locked city. People spilled on to the streets everywhere. There was so much life on the streets, it blocked the roads. The railway station was ...
... which are lit when it becomes dark. We are taken to our private room off a walkway that looks on to the lake. As we sit and wait for the communist party official Deputy Director Zhou, who is our host, to turn up we are noticed by a group of children. Being the only Westerners here amongst the hundreds of visitors we become their entertainment and they point at us through the large glass window that looks on to the walkway. When we wave back they giggle and run ...