Tonight taking the train to an other nice place will let you see the wonderful things out there when I get there. I all ready bought a train ticket from Tunxi to Yingtan a 5 hour trip on a hard seat in a wagon filled with Chinese people. So only one or to are speaking English. So speaking to a man who gives physical training at the university was a nice passing of the time. Before he left the train he wrote in Chinese what kind of ticket I wanted. So I would not have so many problems getting a sleeper ticket from Yingtan to Zhangjiaje, because I would arrive in Yingtan at 23.40 and at 01.41 the next train would leave. So filled with confidence I went out of the train and started looking for the ticket office. Hard but with a little of help of an officer I found it. Then the trouble started......... No more tickets available. I even begged for a ticket but all they said no ticket for you. So problems were there. Then I had to look for some body who was speaking English because the officer and a woman kept on talking Chinese to me and I did not understand shit of it. At last I found a very helpful guy. He explaind to me thgat I should follow a train lady and she would help me out. So I did and the guy went with us for translation. They brought me to platform 2 and I had to wait in the office of the platform chef. The English speaking guy left for his train and then waiting for of 01.41. A little over 40 minutes. At the train should arrive the chef told me to go out stand on the platform and wait for his sign to follow him. Then we went to wagon nr 11/12 where a woman helped me on a bunk bed. Third bed. At that time it was 02.15 and I was a wake from 05.30 so a bit tiered I was for sure. But having a bed made me feel so relaxed and after a cigaret I fell a sleep as a baby to wake around 07.00. Now 10.00 I am writing this not to for get because it was one of the crazy and experiences on these kind of trip. The language problems can be enormous and then It still falls good. So I do not feel only as a Golden boy but also very lucky that there are such nice people to come to the rescue when you are in troubles. I was because I had booked the next place for sleeping in advance and a no show up means that you do not have to try again at that hostel.
So on to Zhangjiaje jippie jippie jee. Life is laughing at me and I am laughing back with a grin on my face all day.
I arrived at my destination and it looks very promising. I met 2 Chinese guys and they will take me up the mountain area where I am right now. First we had a nice dinner and around 07.00 Mr.Lee , Mr Lau and me will leave for the Zhangjiaie area. Mr.Lee and me will stay over night out there to look for the sun set and avoid all the Chinese people who will get there around 10.00.