Meet you in Wuhan – now seems quite normal
Another posting? Two in one day! Well, I’ve got to make use of the 100RMB charge for 24 hours of internet access and I’ve just got back from the evening meal.
Five of us got into two taxis and hared across the city (think City of London then multiply by at least 5 times), across the Yangtze to a Sichuan restaurant on the far bank. The views back across the river to the forest of skyscrapers rising up on the hills to the South, decked in neon and fairy lights is quite spectacular.
Traditionally one eats in a private room, so we did. I asked not to be informed of what we were eating but in the end needn’t have worried. We had snake, eel, fish, pork, all kinds of things – I did my best despite my poor chop-stick technique. But seriously, the food was tasty and the company pleasant. Does that sound too ‘nice’, too English? I enjoyed myself.
I normally drink TsingTao beer but Shirley suggested we had the local beer, I can’t remember its name but we discussed at some length the validity of having draught beer in bottles (an increasingly common thing in China but not something I’ve come across before). We finished off with “meet you in Wuhan” – which now seems quite normal