caption: All mod-cons at the Yabuli Hotel. Notice the well placed (very hot) radiator and the tasteful water colour.
alternative: Catching up on essential reading (Pritchard, Quail and Dickinson) in Yabuli.
Here are a few impressions of the trip:
'Shit Mountains'(a haiku)
what happens in spring
when the winter shit mountains
begin to thaw out?
Frozen Feet (another haiku)
frozen feet on snow
is the train ever coming?
where's the bloody sun?
In your hotel room;
Tell your hosts that you prefer not to eat:
shiao shu (mouse i.e. little rat)
cha meng (grasshopper)
note 1: hard men will choose to ignore this list (at their peril).
note 2: space does not permit me to list all of the individual animal body parts such as chicken feet, pig's tail and sheep's testicles that you may also prefer not to eat.
'The only thing wrong with this trip was no tits to play with at night. Roll on Cuba.'A. Gricer
My thanks to Ted Talbot whose idea it was to ignore Jingpeng and to bash the Chinese narrow gauge on this trip.
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