English Version 48
At last a quiet day. Went out buying clothes. A red t-shirt with the writing "Wonderful China" and "Bing ge rong ma" I just HAD to have. And a white shirt for when I visit the consul tomorrow. The most expensive sandals they had in the supermarket and cheap underwear and socks in suitable dark colours. Even I don`t get that dirty anymore! Have made a copy of all my data on a CD and sent mails so everyone knows I`m still here.
The consul suggested a tour on the Yangtze River, if I wanted to do something else than the not anymore existing plan and I would have if I had the time - and now I have.
So tomorrow I go to Chongqing by bus and visit the consul and the
next day my 3 day cruise on Yangtze starts. I`ve bought 1.class which
means you only share cabin with one more. The trip ends in Yichang where
I get on the train to Beijing.
Suddenly in the afternoon there`s a tremendous noise outside. All horns and sirenes are pressed. It`s nothing serious we`re told by the staff. I go outside to participate in this "one minute of noise" as a tribute to the victims of the earthquake. Can it be more Chinese?
I myself think that should the chinese REALLY show their passion one minute of silence would be much more special. But that`s too much to ask.