This is not going to be a very long blog because a lot of the trip involves endless waits in airports or train stations and while we can wax lyrical about the beauty of a named 47 that would be admitting to a very geeky youth. So we booked a couple of lsquosoft seatsrsquo to Chengde. Obviously when I say soft I mean in the same way as laying on a pile of bricks is lsquosoftrsquo or lsquo