In the midst of our pretty yummy Breakfast, we meet Mr Li Liang Yi – General Manager of China Express Travel Service (or China Express Holidays Singapore), who’s in-charged of the Silk Road Express Train which opened in 1993.
Well-known to China’s Tourism World & in Southeast Asia, Mr Li Liang Yi dedicated all his efforts to develop the Chartered Train Tour for more than 10 years – bringing several thousands visitors to the Silk Road each year!!
For his Professional Services & exciting Lecture named “Chinese Culture & Tour”, Mr Li Liang Yi gained the name “King of The Silk Road” :
I’m now back inside our Train Cabin which is the 1st Cabin on Carriage 6 of the Oriental Express the Deluxe Express Train………….Well, last night’s sleep wasn’t a very pleasant one as the moving Train was pretty noisy & sometimes jerking though the Bed’s pretty comfortable!!
Guess it’s just a matter of getting used to it as our Silk Road Trip continues on…………Afterall it was a real good experience & the first ever for Me who’s always been fascinated with Trains & travelling in Trains heheh!!
I’m here standing at the Corridor outside our Cabin :
And since arriving last night, I’ve really liked sitting on the Foldable Seat here at the Corridor outside our Cabin enjoying the on-going outside sceneries as our Train travels along the Silk Road………….& of course it was total darkness last night as we departed Xi’an, China!!
Here’s the Common Toilet with a small washing Basin (with only COLD water!!) in our Carriage 6 next to our Cabin – not quite what we’d expected but it’s “managable” & good enough…………
And there’s limited Gallons of COLD Water available in the entire Train (cos it’s to be refilled at Train Station stops!!), so sometimes there’s no Water flushed out at all after using the Toilet ahahah!!
As there’s still some time before our arrival at the next destinated Train Station, I decide to walk around to explore & have a peek at the other Carriages & Cabins of the Oriental Express the Deluxe Express Train…………
Hey there’s even a Piano inside the Entertainment Carriage – how amazing!!
Hahah, above is where I brushed my teeth & washed my face this morning upon waking up – MY GOODNESS the water was ssosososooo freezing COLD (it still is now!!) in here & I’d to hold on to something while standing & washing to prevent myself from falling cos of the constant moving Train!!!
I bought the following China Silk Road Travelling Souvenir Book from the most friendly Train Waitress as she shares with me her story about only being able to go home once in every 3 to 4 months from working in the Oriental Express the Deluxe Express Train :
This thick China Silk Road Travelling Book consists of pages & pages of continuous stories & pictures introducing the world famous mysterious & historical Silk Road - if only it comes in English version too but nevertheless, it’s now my most treasured & priced China Silk Road Souvenir!!