First Day in Southern China- Wuxi
The train ride was not that bad even though it was around 14 hours. It was a little different than my last train ride experience granted it was in the US. I took a five-hour train ride from Winona, MN to Chicago and thought that is was a great ride. Last night, we had four people in a cabin that had two sets of bunk beds in it and a small table in the middle. It was probably six feet wide and maybe 8 feet long. It was the size of a very small bathroom that would only have a sink and a toilet. We also had to pack our entire luggage in it, which made the cabin a little tight. Since it was an overnight ride, we slept or watched a movie.
This morning was difficult to want to do anything but sleep. When we got off the train, I saw a sign for McDonald’s and wanted an egg mcmuffin. Dr Li said no. We went to the hotel and had an amazing breakfast. It was the first time here that it was a breakfast that we would have at a hotel in the states. I feel that this would have been the least likely to have a western style breakfast. Our tour guide, Joe, said that there is very little tourist stuff to do in Wuxi. After hearing that and thinking about breakfast, I am amazed that I was able to order an omelet with bacon, ham, peppers, mushrooms, and other veggies. Tomorrow we are off to Tiger Hills in Suzhou, which is what I have been looking forward to since my cousin, who lived in Suzhou for a couple years, told me about it. Off to bed, have to be up bright and early!