Somerset Zhongguancun Beijing
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... line. With a look on their face like a sulky dog being reprimanded by its owner, the commuters would gather up their expectations and shuffle to the back. This is great we thought, some order! Then the train arrived...... We were fourth in line, either side of the doors. Their we're two rows of people on the left and right of each door, so passengers exiting the train could pass through the middle before those waiting boarded. The train looked strangely full as faces almost ...
... was so much to see and take in, definitely a worthwhile destination for anyone visiting Beijing.
Xian was great. It was a mixture of old and new and some interesting people of different ethnic Chinese heritage.
· We stayed at the Han Tang Inn Hostel (approximately $45/night with no towels or food inclusions). The hostel is a true backbacker/flashpacker facility with ...
... to find the next train to Shenyang. It would depart in 20 minutes, and with Kevin's help I procured a ticket. I thanked him greatly for his assistance, said goodbye, and found the platform. As I boarded the train, I noticed two familiar faces: Jiang and his mother! I was one row in front of them, but his mother offered to switch seats so I could sit and talk with Jiang. It didn't take long before we recognized two familiar faces in ...
... to the top having barely broken a sweat, only to realise they were getting there by cable car. After all the efforts of climbing up, we decided that might be a good route down. It was good but I can't pretend my right knee wasn't trembling uncontrollably the whole journey down. Ooh and to celebrate we had a lovely Beijing (Peking) Duck in Beijing (Peking) in a restaurant close to our hostel. And beer. Always beer.
Anyway, we ...
... We spent the rest of the day organising our time in Beijing, whilst Add got over his dysentery.
Come the early evening we had itchy feet, so we wondered up to Tianamen Square (as you do!). Its a lovely square, very neat corners (Add's comment). After dinner we walked down our Hutong (famous old roads, narrow streets, small shops hung with lanterns) and mused over the brickabrack, bought some postcards then home to ...
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