Train trip to Beijing
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I had no idea how to book train so i just let the people in hostel to do it! It was a bit expensive than I was expected. Paid around 900yuan for round trip but it was 4beds room so it was okay. I was so nervous about this train trip. I heard many stories of how bad and dangerous but those were only for cheap seats' people. I got to Shanghai central station and waited for maybe 1 hour. I got into my room and my roommates were chinese dad and daugher and a middle age man. I don't speak chinese and they don't speak english so I was quiet for the whole time. I really wanted to sleep but these two men snored like pigs!!!!! I couldn't sleep for the whole night!!!! Just before we get to Bejing, I finally had a good sleep for a few hours because they were up early!!
I quickly stopped by at MacDonals and hurried to hostel by subway.
As soon as I got into my room, had shower and left to the wall. I wanted to leave more earlier but I was a bit tired and lazy :P Got on the subway to the station where I had to take a bus.
I got to Badaling!! woohoo!!!! I wasn't imagine coming here!!! And why I picked badaling.. BAD choice.. It was So crowded... Got a ticket and started to climbing!! WOW!!! That was great experience!! I was all by myself but i enjoyed a lot!! I didn't use cable car or any other weird thing. Only my feet! I went to north and south and the total was maybe.. 2hours. My legs were sore and tired and so sweaty!! But the sad thing was I got a bad tanned!! I was wearing a tank top and the sunburn was.. tanktop sunburn lol!! I still have that... pretty bad ><
Other than bad tanned, it was incredible!!! I'm glad that I made it!! It was too hot and tired so I left early.
Got back to the city in the evening. I was tired but I had to leave next day so I thought I should do sightseeing so I went to see Tiananmen square. I was staying about 10 mins from there so I just walked and took some pictures and so on.. Yeah, it was so beijing! haha!! And then walked around and found a mall. It was still hot so I went into that mall. HUGE!!! but it wasn't busy. I just changed my nail color there and left to hostel. Exhausted day!! Took a shower and was ready for bed. There was a tv, since there was no music i thought I should watch tv.
After I watched doraemon, I went to bed. Nicely quiet!! I couldn't slept well for a several days because other people snored so bad. That day was the only day that I slept REALLY well!! I remember I locked my room, key and chain . BUT in the middle of night, I heard someone was trying to open the door quietly but I was half asleep and wasn't sure it was my room or not... When I got up in the morning.. I found someone was sleeping!! I looked, there was a guy sleeping quietly! That noise from last night was HIM!! Oops, I locked :P How did he get in?? Anyway, I checked out and left my backpack there and left for another sightseeing.
I left that night to Shanghai.
Short visit to Beijing. Did nothing much other than going to the great wall but I was just so happy about it!!