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Around the World in 80 Days

Day 44: 7 November

Michael Palin - Around the World in 80 DaysThe proprietor assures us that all his snakes are free-range, from the warm and humid province of Guangxi, and that autumn is the best time of year to eat them, as they've fattened themselves for winter hibernation. And in case we still have any doubts, the Chinese Olympic team trained on snake and ginseng - and they were the most successful in Asia. There's a lesson there somewhere.

When I get back to the White Swan it's a little after eleven o'clock. I notice that people are still working on the building site next door.
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  • Series: Around the World in 80 Days
  • Day: 44
  • Date: 7 November
  • Country/sea: China
  • Place: Guangzhou
  • Book page no: 148

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