Earlier today my Chinese colleague and myself checked into the Lisi hotel in Ningbo. When the receptionist issued to room keys I saw that my room was number 1310. Jokingly I said to my colleague that I could not stay in this room because the number 13 is unlucky in England, she said no worries because its not unlucky in China.
She then went on to say that unluckiest room number is Chinese is 914. Apparently this means that you are soon going to die. Just heads up avoid this room number at all costs!
This was my ride to work this morning. It’s a three wheel vehicle called in Chinese a ‘rabbit’ We managed to get 5 people inside albeit uncomfortably. The ‘rabbit’ did it’s job though and we all arrived safely.
During my last business trip to China I was lucky enough to ride on the new Chinese high speed train line. It was an awesome experience with the train travelling at over 300 Kmph. The amazing thing is that you do not feel like you are moving because it is very smooth. The speed cut down a 4 hour journey to 90 min’s, so I will definitely use it again.