wow. it will be wild if this post works. i am pecking it in on my phone from a train in central China. It is 5.30 am and I’m surrounded by sleeping people, including Becky and Eli.
We’ve been swept away with visitors…my folks, aunt Joan and uncle Ben and nephew Jesse, who’s here for 5 weeks.
Took them all on overnight train to Pingyao and its rather more raggedy than others we’ve been on. Three of us had to be in hard sleepers….about 60 people in a car with berths but no privacy. I’m proud of B and E for sawing away while people all around arise.
Coal train next to us. More soon.