A Rest Day then Train to Xi'An
Trip Start Jan 31, 2011
297Trip End Dec 15, 2011
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16:08 Were on the train again, this is much more basic, it's still 6 berth, but anything that made it look like a cabin separate from the others was practically gone. This is a corridor with beds, and if someone wants to tickle your feet in the night, then they can! This is also the place where my jacket and bag become a pillow. This time we are all in groups together, so in our cabin it is me, Fiona, Harriet, Sarah, James and Rebecca. I have been in the same bed position ever since I started on the trans Siberian train - standing at the door, looking in the cabin, I'm on the bottom right bed. I'm starting to think that if I'm in any other bed I won't sleep and be disoriented!
There are no plug sockets on this train, there is the hot water cistern again, and we have hot water canisters so we can just pour hot water in the cabin. Currently there are 4 people sitting on my bed and susie on the corridor seat, and 3 on Fionas bed with Dave in the corridor. They're playing cards whilst I catch up with my writing.
The views from the train are limited. It has been raining today and it is very grey with low cloud, so everything looks bleak and uninspiring.
21:47 It has taken my until now to fully catch up on my writing. That's quite a lot of hours and my left thumb really aches now! Lol!
I'd kinda like to go to bed and just wind down but everyone is still sitting on my bed, and someone has spilt orange juice on the sheets.
The lights will go out at 10, and we'll all be compelled to sleep. A bit like boarding school, except at school we'd all mess about for at least half an hour before actually going to sleep. We're all too tired for that, so we'll all just go to sleep!
Best thing: sleeping, not walking and just relaxing a bit
Worst thing: my lips are feeling pretty dry and a bit sore
Beautiful?: nothing really stood out today