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Published: November 21st 2014
So Neil started to write this blog....was basically a rant about the 3rd class train from Chengdu to Guilin.
25 hours, only £35 though. Wasn't too bad, I finished Gone Girl, amazing scenery out of the window too.
So Neil had this blogged finished and then the internet crashed so he lost it all-my version is definitely not as detailed as you can see.
I am going to re-write what I wrote some how!!! Im pissed off!!!
We had a lie in in Chengdu morning as the weather was awful!! We were going to go to the Chengdu university where Vick stayed while working on her dissertation in uni, but for the weather!! We headed for breakfast Vick had some fruit but i had this amazing spicy beef hot roll, it was so good!!! We headed to this massive mall close by to have a look around, Lets just say Vick was not impressed (and she is a professional shopper), It was big but had nothing in it.
We then headed back to our hostel to finish packing and to check out. We headed to
the train station via the metro, we once again went the wrong way on the metro, both got mixed up with the bus and train stations 😞 eventually we got to the train station and after a wait got on our train to Guilin.
We had upper and middle bunks as the bottom (and best) bunks had all been booked up. We wanted to watch a spooks and as the people on the bottom had not got on after 30mins of moving we decided to watch it on the bottom bunk (naughty i know). So just as we got the the last 10 mins (and again the best) they decided to show up 😞 So we ended up watching it on our laps with all the people pushing past to get to the toilet!!!
Right This is my RANT (this is the second time I wrote this so it may not be as good)
The Chinese people have been amazing people so far mostly but there are some horrible disgusting ones and I will explain why...
1) They think a bin is a chance to play jenga and top it up until
the contents spill everywhere, covering the sink area and toilets with noodles and the sauce, oh and peanut shells and other shite!!!
2) They have decided that blowing your nose in a tissue is not good instead they blow it out like football players into the sink we are meant to wash our hands in or the floor they don't care!!!
3) I knew about the throat thing but its all the time, the morning wake up chorus is maybe the worst but they just spit it on the floor in the carriage they just don't give a toss if they or other step in it!!
4) I will not go on again but the toilets are so so so so so so so so disgusting it's not funny!! I use to like a poo in the morning not on the trains or in China!!! Old rant on this link if you missed it Day 25 Xian, BigGoose Pagoda and Train of hell.
So we finally got to Guilin and its bigger than we thought!!! Still a massive dump, first thing was taxi drivers heckling us, then seeing how touristy it is, Im hoping, well know the scenery tomorrow will be with
The hostel seemed nice and looked busy at first, we booked up our Li river trip for tomorrow. We headed out to dinner, after a welcome shower. We found a nice looking restaurant and ordered a beer each and food, when it turned up it was not the best, the dishes all came out at different times and then the rice was horrible, however we can't complain in Chinese so had to stomach it (Vick was not a happy bunny). We headed back to the hostel and sat down wrote this blog and started organising our Thailand, Laos and Vietnam travel.
Thats it for now!! Love N&V X
Hope everyone is well!!!!
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