Queuing. Or not? Yangtze River Cruise


Proverbs 27:14 “He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning,It will be reckoned a curse to him.” (NASB)

            Cultural differences are interesting to observe when you travel.  Our experiences on the Yangtze River boat cruise included being bombarded by the loud and boisterous discussions, especially playing cards, not understanding one word (our fault), and yelling and pushing at the buffet.  

The Westerners decided to arrive 15-20 minutes after the buffet opened so we were not in the way of the Chinese.  They do not queue.  

LOTS OF PEOPLE AND NOISE

The Crew Cabaret show was amazing, but we had to wear earplugs and sit behind the speakers.  Everything is loud, including the entertainment.  They had a magician with a pigeon flying over our heads, passed potatoes through legs, folk dances, Kung Fu and Maio women dancing, all by the crew. 

Lots of Rain
Yangtze River Three Gorges

            Things we will only see in China:  Face Changing is an ancient Chinese art form where the actor changes his face mask right in front of you multiple times.  (You cannot detect the change, even when you stare right at it!), painting the inside of glass bottles with tiny brushes which only 100 people in China still paint this way.

What cultural differences have you noticed when you travel? Have you ever had food served in a different way? How do you stand in line or queue?  How does it make you feel when you are uncomfortable in a foreign culture?

At the Bar!
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