When traveling in China for work I am usually accompanied by one of our local team members. This trip, I needed an interpreter for all my lectures so Shu, our Marketing Director and basically "jack of all trades" for China and I spent a lot of time together. Shu was born and raised in China but spent many years in the US so her English is great. The pic at the left was taken at a wonderful temple in Wuhan called the Yellow Crane Pagoda. We ended up with a few hours of down time so Shu took me to explore. I was very lucky to have her to translate information at the temple and I made sure that she appreciated some of the Chinese to English translations that I noticed along our way. I think at both work and fun, we made a great team.
This sign was directing us through the Yellow Crane Temple.
This Pagoda style temple in Wuhan is very well known. There have been many beautiful poems written about this temple over thousands of years.
I feel very lucky to be able to visit such a beautiful place. More pictures in the slideshow below.
When the new train driver (engineer?) replaces the current driver he saluted the oncoming train in a neat little ceremony.
Although I'm not sure if I could figure out how to buy a ticket without some Chinese assistance, I would recommend riding the trains! Once you have the ticket, it's pretty easy to figure out from there.