By a 6-hour sleeper train, passing through a China I have never seen before.
Can you believe she is 78?
She can climb up one of these dangerously high three-level bunks…
…fit for a child, or a violin and rucksack, but not for a normal human being.
Lying there, you are the first point of contact for the air-con, which is lethal enough to freeze raw any bare skin unprotected by duvet. I had to wrap my ears with a scarf.
Instant noodles for breakfast.
I was adopted by two of many, many delightful children travelling on the train, all enjoying their final days of holiday before school.
The big sister (7) was excited to learn English with me. Her little brother (5) was particularly characterful to capture.
Granny eating a Chinese pear.
Granny teaching local dialects.
Mini mán tóu donated non-stop by the little brother. The moment you ate them, he came back with more!