For the days leading up to and after Chinese New Year, we’d been expecting to experience travel chaos. To be wrestling with people on train platforms. To be packed into buses like sardines. To be shoving our way onto vehicles we’d already reserved tickets for.
We’d been careful to arrange our travel to minimize this, but even so we’d been surprised with how simple, straightforward and comfortable our journeys had been. Finally with our train trip from Huangshan to Fuzhou we got a taste of how difficult travel around the Spring Holiday can be. We’d only been able to get one sleeper bed on the 15 hour overnight trip, and had flipped a coin to see which of us would get it. Sarah won, so at boarding time we went to our respective cars with plans to meet in the dining car in an hour.
Parrots at the Fuzhou Lantern Festival