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The train is quite comfortable, it’s more or less the same as an airline seat (3 seats on one side of the aisle, two on the other) but you have far more leg space. The windows are large, and even from my aisle seat I could easily see outside. The actual view, however, was rather disappointing. Whereas I had hoped to see the beautiful nature of China, I mostly saw factories and industrialized cities. At some point we did see some nice mountains and even a monastery ...
... took the mic, and told us that in China Chrysanthemums mean long life something she wished for us. She then said these are the top 3 things in Beijing:
2. The Great Wall
3. Peking Duck
The first two we plan to see within the week, but we managed to cover #3 today.
Beijing is pronounced "Peking" in Chinese. Now the PEK on my boarding pass makes much more sense. Our first meal here consisted of the ...
We slept in a bit on Tuesday to make up for our stressful experiences the day before. Once we got up we headed out to grab some lunch at a vegan restaurant down the road from the apartment. The owner greeted us and asked where we were from. He later asked us about our travel plans and how long we'd be in Beijing. We were still trying to figure things out so we didn't really have a concrete answer for him. He gave us his business card and told us ...
... but to stand on one of the largest, yet oldest structures in the world, breath taking. As I saw how incredibly massive it was, it was humbling and intriguing. How many people and how many years did it take to make such a marvel? Buildings now are built in months or a few years. There is heavy machinery and tools to make the process quick, but something that massive being built in 220 BC, unfathomable. Parts of it were ...
... oh, this is it, it wasn't. There were hordes of people lining up, so I assumed it was for that. As I tried to line up, security kept making me go check my bag and camera in bag check. I wanted pictures so I kept trying to go through without them seeing...they saw and through me out of line. After waiting in line to check my bag for an hour and then about another 45 minutes in line, I realized...I'm across the way from Tiananmen Square...what am I in line for??!! ...