Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel
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At the end of my second day in Beijing, I was to have a pen-ultimate experience of all trips to China, and overall Asia for that matter - a 17-hour overnight train.
The overnight trains are, well how do I put it...definitely not an experience of luxury; they are not ideal if you fear your tour mates will see you in your underwear. They are not ideal if you care that the locals next to you have snoring problems. ...
... a hurry. I suspected I've been ripped off. Anyway...I live and learn. A part of travelling when encounter to something like this. Had to keep moving, to start with finding ATM and bottle of water. Nanjing Road is the main backbone of shopping centres from People's Square to The Bund. I had trouble finding it. I was easy target by these people trying to sell me something useless, obviously for tourists such as wheelies on shoe, throw little sparky ...
... of them are going to be a handful, but I think the biggest challenge is that many of them can't speak english so it's hard for me to communicate with them and hard for them to speak back to me when they want something.
Last Monday we remembered that the Blue Frog bar and grill in Hongmai had a great deal on burgers (buy one get one free), so after work Alex, Lindsey, Scott and I made a quick trip on the metro (subway) ...
... ready for a night on the town so we caught the subway to a street that the tour leader had suggested. A couple of drinks in one bar and we were starting to feel like maybe we should've just stayed at the hostel. We walked along the street a little thinking of heading back when we walked past a place with a band and Adam suggested we check it out. Well, that place ate us up and spat us out at about 4am drunk as skunks!! All was cruising ...
... their lobby. We all had a cocktails, mom had her Manhattan and Pat had her mojito. To walk off our day drinking, we heading down one of the main streets back to our hotel. Along the way we passed shops similar to what you'd find on 5th Avenue in NYC. By the time we got back to our hotel around 5:30 we were exhausted and everyone read for a while. Mom found some interesting reading material in ...