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... Beijing's vital gateway
to the sea. In recent years it receives more and more attention from
visitors due to its illustrious historical heritage and other natural
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There is so much to see and learn about Tianjin. Unfortunately, on this trip I only have a couple of hours here as I need to get to Beijing asap for my Great Wall hiking adventure. Maybe next time, Tianjin.
... to cook an amazing Christmas dinner with 3 ducks, chickens, mince pies, chocolate cake galore. All this was followed by secret santa, I was given an I LOVE BJ Tshirt, whoeverit was knows how much I love Beijing. In the evning when we were well stuffed and knackered we even had a Christmas themed quiz. It was great! ...
So we didn't spend much time here. Flew into Beijing then went on a 2 hour or so car ride down to Tianjin. It was very commercialized buildings that were all mainly empty. Like a yet to be popularized empty town - eerie. Mel says there's nothing here but I would love to go check out the old city. We stayed in the newer part near a big (empty) ...
... But then he started to drive really fast and was dodging in and out of traffic. As we drove alingside the river he really put his foot down and I shouted at him to "slow down". I was totally braced in the front seat and hanging on to the door handle. There were temporary railings along the side of the road sitting in concrete bases jutting out into the road and I was sure he was going to hit one and flip the car. He narrowly missed people riding bikes ...
... They are really impressive under the spotlights.
As twilight dawns, the river bank is transformed into glittering sea of lights.
I spent the night in Tianjin before catching an early morning flight back next morning.