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Another hilarious journey!

sunny 27 °C
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A few things that happened to us on our two day journey from Yangshuo and Hong Kong:

1. Our taxi driver got stuck in traffic and we almost had to travel from our hostel to the bus station in Yangshuo on the back of scooters, with all our bags!
2. Express bus does not mean a bus that takes less time. In fact, it means a bus driver who makes many more hair raising overtaking manouveres!
3. Taxi drivers do not take pity on stupid foreigners and WILL charge you a fortune for a five minute ride round the corner! We knew we'd been duped when he and his taxi driver friends started laughing when we agreed to the fare!
4. People refusing to let you enter the train station does not always end in disaster - this time we were allowed into the exclusive soft sleeper lounge!
5. Sometimes the doors of train cabins lock themselves for no apparent reason! Whilst the other girl in our cabin seemed quite frightened at the prospect of being locked up with us for our overnight journey, Tam and I were less concerned! In the end we managed to open the door!
6. We can now use chopsticks! Much to the disappoint of the train's chef who was clearly convinced that watching two Western girls eat with chopsticks would be the highlight of his evening!
7. Trains do not to run to time! Our train that was due in at 5.25am actually arrived at 10am!! DO NOT bother waking up until everyone else on the train does!
8. THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO GO TO HONG KONG! After 6 attempts at buying train tickets to Hong Kong we eventually managed to succeed!! It was a painful experience!

Next stop Delhi!

Jo xxx

Posted by Tam-Jo 05:27 Archived in China Tagged and hong kong yangshuo

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