This edition of "Flashback" brings you two posts about two different topics. They don't really go together, but I've gotten this far and I'd hate to lose the two sentences I've already invested in this post, so here we go:
"Night on the Train": It was my first time traveling in "soft sleeper" class, and one of the most sleepless nights I've ever spent on a train. Spoiler: this post ends with me making a fool of myself.
"Lantern Festival": A lovely night with lovely friends, punctuated by ear-splitting celebratory explosions.