Guangzhou to Ganzhou

By a 6-hour sleeper train, passing through a China I have never seen before.

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Can you believe she is 78?

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She can climb up one of these dangerously high three-level bunks…

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…fit for a child, or a violin and rucksack, but not for a normal human being.

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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.

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Instant noodles for breakfast.

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I was adopted by two of many, many delightful children travelling on the train, all enjoying their final days of holiday before school.

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The big sister (7) was excited to learn English with me. Her little brother (5) was particularly characterful to capture.

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Granny eating a Chinese pear.

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Granny teaching local dialects.

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Mini mán tóu donated non-stop by the little brother. The moment you ate them, he came back with more!

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