- The queue for the most spectacular ride was about 90 minutes;
- The duration of the most spectacular ride was about 90 seconds;
- Nothing is sadder, or stranger than a middle aged bloke going on rides at a theme park without his family;
- Although I was not dressed like ‘Mini Dino’, whenever I roamed Chinese people kept approaching and asking to have their photo taken with me. I must be displaying a bit of my inner Indiana Jones after a week without a beard trim;
- Most of the rides discouraged people with back or neck problems from participating. After my humiliating ‘thumbs down’ from the Chinese masseur the other day, I wasn’t sure I should risk exacerbating whatever spinal condition I may be suffering from.
|Image from chinayourway.org|
Travelling is a series of movements and waits. There is much excitement in the idea of travelling, but a lot of frustration and anxiety in the reality of it all. Landing in airports in the middle of the night, being woken up by flight staff to be served dinner at 2am, checking in, customs, transfers. All the while waiting for a little glimpse of normality – a bed to sleep in, some food when you are hungry, the sound of a familiar voice. I know these amazing young people are going to have a fabulous time.