How much fun can you have in a rickshaw?
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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On a train (hard sleeper)
Back at the hosel we collected our train tickets for our journey to Chengdu later that night and met back up with Rorie and Emer who had had a similar day to us. After a few beers we asked if our washing was ready, bearing in mind we were leaving in the next few hours, we were told it would be ready tomorrow morning - oh dear. We explained that we had told reception that we needed it all the same evening and the housekeeper swiftly brought down two bags of clothes some still damp but that was O.K. Andrew started looking through one bag and found a pair of jeans, combats, towel and top that wasn't ours, fortunately all our stuff seemed to be there. We handed the rest in as it wasn't our size, joke!
We ordered food before we left and Tom, one of the staff who had been taken with Andrew's magic tricks and taught him a great elastic band trick came over and just asked Andrew whether "he had a microphone?" Now we didn't think to pack one, was that remiss of us? We were all wondering what on earth was going to come next as on an earlier night we all had to give a bit of a talk on our travel stories. He later came around with a camcorder filming but nobody was asked to do any turns or anything, phew! It came time to leave and Jia Jia had appeared so we got to see her before we left, Tom disappeared to get us a cab from down the street and reappeared with a rickshaw
At the station we found that our train was delayed by an hour and a half so we had a few beers and waited in the heaving waiting hall. We stocked up on beer for the train and got some coke for the rice wine that we had bought (70%). When we boarded the train was in darkness as lots of people were asleep already,we finished the beers and had a dabble on the rice wine and coke before getting up on to our bunks ourselves. The journey to Chengdu was scheduled to take 15 hours so that could mean a lovely long sleep tonight, we hoped.