20 Feb Nanning

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It was a grey day and the air pollution was easy to spot as the train neared Nanning. You see the factories, silhouettes in the distance. Grey on grey. Di has starting wearing a mask as her cough is definitely related to air quality. Nanning is another large city, population 2.5 million. Our stopover city on-route to Hanoi. Originally planned as a one night stop, we ended up staying an extra day due to the entry date on Di’s visa. As a Dane, I am granted 15 days visa free travel in Vietnam.

One of the first things we noticed in China was the electrical scooters. They are everywhere, in huge numbers, on sidewalks, crosswalks and intersections. You see one bicycle for every 50 e-scooters. A strange sensation at first as they are completely silent. Fifty scooters pass by, right in front of you and you barely hear a thing. Well except for the constant honking and alarms. An arcade like sound rings out as they remote lock or unlock their scooter. It took us a while to figure out where the noise was coming from….

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