Saturday, June 7, 2008

Two beers or not two beers

Our second stop in China was the ancient capital, Xi'an. Because of its distance from Urumqi, the journey took two days by train, so we got some comfortable sleeper tickets, in a nice compartment shared with only 2 more passengers. However we found out in the first night that these turned out to be two completely drunk old men. In the first phase they were yelling and singing, then they started getting sad and eventually crying, thinking of their daughters, and snotting and spitting on the floor. Finally the next morning they were so hangover and embarassed that, after throwing up twice, they slept all day and hardly dared to speak to us. After the second night they seemed to recover, only to admit they got this smashed on just two beers! - and they earnestly thought that was a lot of drinking.

La nostra seconda tappa in Cina e' stata la antica capitale Xian. Data la sua distanza da Urumqi, il viaggio ha preso due giorni e due notti in treno, per cui ci siamo prenotati dei biglietti comodi per dormire in un compartimento condiviso con sole altre due persone. Purtroppo abbiamo poi scoperto che queste due persone erano due vecchi completamente ubriachi. Nella prima fase urlavano e cantavano, poi si sono intristiti pensando alle loro famiglie lontane. Si son messi a piangere e nella passione hanno iniziato a smoccolare e sputare sul tappeto. Infine il mattino successivo, sono sembrati ripigliarsi, per poi ammettere di essersi devastati cosi' con solo due birre. E a loro sembrava onestamente un gran numero...


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