I'm not in China, but the view is of China, the other side of the Amur river from Blagoveshchenk. That was one reason for going there, the other was to find a hotel and have an early night as I was feeling a bit weary. That was going to plan. I was having a nice doze on the bed when I was woken by a knock at the door. Three members of the local bike club had heard I was in town (I still don't know how) and insisted I went to their clubhouse to drink vodka.