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... back at the ship at 1:30pm in time for sailing and a late lunch.
Washing and ironing time to fill out the afternoon.
5 O'Clock WineO’clock on the balcony and then on to dinner in Pacific Moon. These afternoons at sea on fine afternoons are just magic - sun setting in the west, calm seas, light breeze and you can see forever. The company and the wine are good too !!
Dinner provided a surprise – we had ...
... here are great - comfortable and spacious. The other trains are fine if you have a bed, but I booked too late and was stuck on a hard, upright seat, squished together with loads of other people. A lot of people just had standing tickets so the whole train was completely crowded, dirty and noisy. I just put my headphones in, put my head on the table and shut my eyes, but I didn't get much sleep! I think everyone who's travelled in China has had a bad train experience, ...
... jumped up and down along the keyboard and obviously had fun. This is a tourist destination for Chinese. Chinese don't like brown skin. To them, it shows that you are poor, having to work in the fields. And so they cover up as much of their body as they can. And so to the silly hat brigade. We have never seen so many men wearing women's sun hats. You know, the ones with pretty pink lace, flowers and veils on them. I have wanted to take photos, but am too polite. It has, however, ...
... lane ways. Unfortunately our planned guide was a no show, so while we didn't get to see the botanical gardens, we were able to have more time to wander the heart of the city and it certainly showed to be a first world city, with modern amenities and a rich cultural heritage.
The people were extremely welcoming and we didn't see the crowds we expected as most streets were wide walking boulevards that were only moderately busy. We then ventured onto ...
... actually cross the road, well that was fun!!! We managed to not be run down by pushbikes, motorbikes, cars, taxis, buses and trucks!! And I forgot all the pedestrians that just barge through anyway!
Once we got to the Temple entrance, our tour leader said we could either do our own thing or he will explain along the way so we decided that would be better. The first area had a few ponds and they had fish and so many turtles of all sizes. The first main ...