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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 ...
... a very silly couple of lads on a motor scooter who drove right across our path wobbling like mad. He was a complete nutter and I had already made up my mind that I was getting straight out of the taxi when we got to the hotel. So when he pulled up I got out and started walking into the hotel without paying him (with the intention of getting the manager of the hotel to call the police if necessary). It was an official taxi but he did not have his driver's ...
... 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 ...
Continuing on at the Italian Concession, there are more amazing architecture as well as street artists. You just have to use your imagination to feel as if you're somewhere in Europe...