My second travel reblog this morning is my regular China tour guided by Tess Karlinski.. She has flown into Wuhan to join a cruise ship.. quite a trip just from the dock in the dark by flashlight.. when you look at the pontoon in daylight you can see why they might need to do a headcount! Some interesting facts about this university city and great photos.. #recommended
Harry, our new soft-spoken Chinese tour guide (30-ish) met us at the airport. We walked for miles and miles to reach our awaiting bus, which smelled bad: between burned electrical wiring and forgotten musty rags.
We asked him to use the microphone as he choked off facts about Wuhan during the drive, but still, he didn’t project enough. In fact, speaking louder did not help his English. He sounded as if he had a hot potato in his mouth and was the least confident guide to date. The bus trip took forever before we reached our destination.
Dark had been gathering before we arrived at the docked cruise ship. As we exited the bus, Harry waved goodbye and vanished. The ship sparkled like a mirage, outlined with tiny white lights as if it was Christmas. We dragged our luggage down long, rickety planks…
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