Ghost City, Massages and Welcome Parties
Trip Start Mar 26, 2010
17Trip End Apr 11, 2010
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Back on the ship my new Lithuanian friend Emma talked me into booking a Chinese massage and managed to negotiate nearly 1/3 off the original asking price. I was a bit reluctant to book after some of the Beijing massage horror stories some of the girls on our tour had shared with us earlier in the week. All involving nudity and extremely firm massage EVERYWHERE. I also had a bit of a dodgy experience with massage in Mumbai airport on our way to Thailand so was thinking I’d give it a miss! I’m glad I did it though as I now feel extremely relaxed. It was a very firm massage that involved a lot of slapping and pulling of arms, fingers and legs but brilliant.
I spent the afternoon relaxing in the sun on my balcony watching the beautiful banks of the Yangtze river go by.
After dinner we had a little party in my room where I drank a disgusting bottle of supposedly Californian wine. Emma taught me how to master Soduku and Chris and Deanna taught us how to play poker. Emma and I then went up the the “Ballroom” for the welcome party. By this stage it was only the Columbians, Brazillian, Spanish and Germans left who had all been drinking vodka for sometime so were all pretty drunk. Emma only stayed for one drink but I stuck around chatting and dancing until they kicked us out at midnight. Good fun :)