After leaving the hotel at the crack of dawn this morning, we spent the whole day on the train. We have two very small but gorgeous compartments with a tiny washroom in between them. It's all rosewood with gold handles; very opulent. We had lunch on the train, then a lecture on the history of the Silk Road from our resident expert Tony Pritchard.
Dinner on the train - yet more Chinese food - then relaxing in our cabin watching the world go by until we arrived in Luoyang, quite late. Our hotel room was perfectly nice, with a bed approximately one acre in size.