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As the only Westerner (and non-Mandarin speaking) person aboard the four day three night cruise on the Yun Chun, the “Domestic” or “Chinese” boat down the Yangtze River, I realize when it came to taking the several excursions off the boat, I had developed “Dog Mind.” Most of the time I had no idea what was going on: what attraction we were going to see, what the lure was, or what time we had to be back on board. Once in a while, out of all the thousands of sounds my leader uttered, he spoke a couple of words I understood, like “Boat. 9 o’clock,” and I was beside myself with joy because I had some idea of where I was supposed to be.
But mostly, I had no clue what was happening.
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    This second excursion is “the big one.” 4 ½ hours and through two of the three gorges. adidas superstar mujer Wu Gorge is very dramatic, with very high peaks and close walls.
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  • Then we do the entire trip in reverse.

    After dinner we’re called up on the deck for a talk about the mountains we’re passing. I’m not sure if it’s the third gorge, but the peaks are tremendously high, every turn reveals an even higher one. Marshawn Lynch Seattle Seahawks Jersey It’s splendid. Rutgers Scarlet Knights asics gel stratus hombre Nike Air Foamposite lancel pas cher Very beautiful.

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  • It’s also an opportunity to have most of the people on the boat in the same place, for farewells and farewell photos. A couple of my “friends” take pix with me and I do likewise.

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  • It’s funny how you can “take” to some people even though you can’t speak a word. Judging from reactions to me, I’d say I acquitted myself well on the boat. I’m not sure why.

    I’ve discovered that many people like me better when they can’t understand me. And vice-versa.
    If I guessed further, I’d say it’s because I did my own thing (exercise, work on the computer) but also interacted well, was responsive when talked to, looked friendly by smiling a lot, and didn’t put myself separate or above them.
    Between excursion one and two, I had a hot shower and BOUGHT SANDALS (rubber) for 15Y and WHAT a pleasure to finally have clean, DRY feet.

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