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One of the reasons for this trip was to visit the Water Resources Institute of Jiangxi. A delegation came to visit the Toowoomba campus earlier this year, on the basis of trying to find a partner institute in Australia to work with. They were so impressed by our presentation, that they invited us to reciprocate the travel and go to their campus.
We met with Mr Wu who is the Director of the Institute and a full delegation of ...
... s meeting. This is where we discovered that the 3 back-up USB's I'd bought with me didn't want to play the PowerPoint files, and we scrambled to get it working.
They had worked in Chengdu without a hitch, but something wasn't working right. We then got onto our IT guru's and also discovered that Google, GMail and Yahoo are prohibited in China, so we couldn't upload links from Australia - as ...
... got to see quite a bit of Nanchang which was delightful - we got to see the Palace in the City, one of the first built 'wheels' - is larger than the London Eye, and settled in for a night cruise - which was an amazing light show on all the city buildings. The light show was a story of the 'Red Army' which was founded in the Jiangxi province. It was simply spectacular, as every riverside building was lit up and the story was reflected on both sides of the river.
So the train experience is over and we are freshly showered at our hotel in Nanchang. Nanchang is the smallest of our cities so far. At first glance it feels more 'in-the wops' but at 5.5million people we’re far from being in a town. Due to its proximity to both the famous Yangtze River and the Pearl River Delta regions, it is (as we saw) a major railroad hub in Southern China. (Thanks, Wikipedia)
Each day we receive a food ...
... I made a mental note to wash my hands well with soap before I ate lunch.
We wandered around the three villages and checked off all five sites that were included in my ticket, which included a small museum of farming implements, a couple mansions and a dismantled watch tower.
We drove back and made it just in time for me to catch a sleeper train home. Six hours later, it was raining in Changsha.