Had the advantage of standing next to French bloke in queue yesterday.
He spoke Chinese fluently. This was lucky as the girl was refusing to understand my requests.
As I gave the information each bit was thouroughly scrutinised and highlighted for wrongness, which was duly corrected.
This is a moment when French piquant was used to good effect.
I avoided the seatless trains.
Thanked my French friend.
Am now waiting at the station.
Here’s a picture.
The journey takes about 2.5 hours.