Went for a walk around the city this afternoon and I am still amazed by how very western China is. They have all the shops Walmart, Louis Vuitton, Zara the works and all much cheaper than back home. Set off late afternoon for the train station in the pouring rain. Managed to get on the bus although movement was impossible with a backpack and the 80 other people on the bus. Got to the train station which was absolute chaos, we had no idea what was going on although there were lots of shouting guards checking peoples tickets and taking money off them which was a bit worrying. Managed to find a queue which looked like it could be for our train so joined the end. One hour later and the gates opened and it was like being in a pop concert everyone surged forward and started pushing. Fortunately my years of watching Treforus play netball came to the fore and my elbows were out and when this didn't work my foot was hooked in between the legs of other passengers. This seemed to work very well and we managed to get on the train with no injuries. We had booked a mixed carraige and when we got on it was full of chinese men all shouting and smoking (just great!) We were soon however joined by a group of youngsters mostly from the UK so it was not all bad. Lights went out at 10 and I was sharing my 6 bed dorm with 5 chinese men all of which snored, fortunately the train was louder than them so managed to get some sleep.