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After a very interesting flight where I was the only western person inside the aircraft, I finally arrived in China landing in Tianjin. The cheapest entry point in the Beijing area. From here, I'm only 1hr away from the capital on a 'bullet train'.
"Tianjin is one of the four municipalities in China. Its name means 'the
place where the emperor crossed the river'. Facing the Bohai Sea,
Tianjin, the one time imperial port, ...
Having finished 3 months of boredom and Chinese studying in Qingdao on the 23rd of December I hopped on a bullet train on Christmas eve to spend Christmas with my buds in Tianjin.
It was my first Christmas away from home but we all clubbed together and had a whale of a bloody time.
About 15 of us hired out ...
... slightly shorter, we stayed. After about an hour and a half we were on the Eye with a great view of the city. Sadly it seemed to only last for 20 minutes.
Afterwards we visited a nearby Buddhist temple which seemed to have a strange obsession with Guan Yu. In the temple I got kicked out of one of the rooms for wondering down the wrong corridor.
Afterward we made our back to the hostel to grab out stuff for heading back to Beijing.
... a stroll along the bank a good way to spend the evening is to cross the Jiefang Bridge to Jiefang North Road (解放北路). This is where the Italian colonial buildings are located. Enjoy the night gazing up at the ...
... villas to towering skyscrapers.
Upon taking a rest, do try the Pau over in Tianjin. It tastes slightly different from the usual ones that we have here in Singapore: