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Train Ride back to Hong Kong

I wanted to take the soft sleeper berths again, but the tickets were all sold out. The ticket counter told me to just talk to the conductor when I board the train, and that was exactly what I did. The conductor suggested me to get another type of soft sleeper cabins since the normal cabins were still full. Not knowing what “gao bao” soft sleeper meant, I said sure. It turned out, “gao bao” meant “deluxe cabin”, a whooping ~800RMB. At least I had an entire quarter of a train car to myself for the night, complete with a couch, a bathroom, and two beds.

An American couple stayed next door to me. The husband was a computer engineering back in the hay days of Prolog. Prolog! The wife grew up in Hong Kong studying AI, but is now in the marketing business. Traveling in the middle of China and meeting people who are also from the Valley is quite a refreshing coincidence.

Streets of Causeway Bay

Streets of Causeway Bay

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