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... tried about 5 different cash machines before establishing that we could only get money from the Bank of China. Finally we figured out the metro system (it's actually really good and, like every metro system we've been on, much cheaper and more efficient than anything in Britain) and located our hostel.
During our first few days we quickly saw the key sights. The Temple of Heaven had some fantastic old Chinese buildings, but by ...
... gate and the flight time says 6:55. Well, that answers that question. We get on the flight and we wait and wait and wait. We sat on that plane for an hour before it took off! Why did we rush for this again? Some of us took naps and woke up and we were still on the ground. Thankfully, the plane finally took off and we were in Beijing in no time. We got off and found our bags easily. We then go to the meeting area to find our tour ...
... So happy to talk to her. We caught up about what was happening in our lives. Katherine told me that my blog made her miss Beijing so much. Then, she went off telling me her future traveling plans. Out of everyone I know, Katherine loves to go to the most obscure places. I give her props for exploring new places.
After I talked with Katherine, I decided to go to Wudaokou because I was craving Ricci Cafe. The subway ride was long, but I was too ...
... when the storm had already gone and other flights were leaving the airport they finally told us to leave the plane. So we did. No further information. By that time it had already passed 12pm. Still waiting for the plane we tried to call the airlines to check if the ladies could change their flights if worse came to worse.
After another hour waiting we were told to board again. Being back in the airplane it took another hour or so to start. We arrived in Shanghai around 5am but not ...
... We were able to visit the inside of someone's house. They had pet birds that talked but we couldn't understand what they said...they were speaking in Chinese.
Our last stop was Lama Temple - Tibetan Buddhist Temple. Lots of big Buddhas and the air was full of people burning incense for luck.
We were finished by 3 and were ready to go "home" and warm up!