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Landed in Beijing

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View from the train cabin
We arrived in Beijing in the afternoon. Did the usual post train nap as soon as we checked into our hotel. I don't know what it is about long train/car journeys which make you so tired. It just drains all the energy you had in the morning. Freshed up afterwards and proceeded to head out to dinner.

It always not a good idea heading out for your first meal in a new city without knowing what you should be paying. You've got no prior experience to gauge it against. You might have read all the travel blogs/reviews you can, but that still doesn't weigh as much as personal experience. Anyway, we paid 75RMB for what to be honest was cheap and greasy food. If you do the conversion to your own currency it might look very reasonable. And its not like I couldn't afford it, even on a backpackers budget. But its pretty expensive for China standard consider what we had. But I guess thats the price you pay when your a tourist. You're bound to get ripped off ever now and again.

After dinner went for a few quiet drinks at the pub across from our hotel. It's beginning to sound like I'm having the most boring trip ever. But honestly its not. Even if we weren't as tired as we were. There wouldn't have been much open in the area we were staying. Plus we didn't feel confident with the local transport system as we had yet to use it. 10pm at night was not the best time to see if it was easy to commute in Beijing.
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View from the train cabin
View from the train cabin
The wall as seen in the train
The wall as seen in the train
Another close up of the wall snapp…
Another close up of the wall snap…
My hotel room. Yay a double bed.
My hotel room. Yay a double bed.
First nights meal in Beijing
First nights meal in Beijing
Close up on roof ornaments. I thin…
Close up on roof ornaments. I thi…
The bell tower
The bell tower
The slums of Beijing
The slums of Beijing
The spinning wheels in temple
The spinning wheels in temple
buildings in temple
buildings in temple
some random bell
some random bell
umm spot the stick you would eat.
umm spot the stick you would eat.
Food at the night market. They lov…
Food at the night market. They lo…
This is how I want my ceiling pain…
This is how I want my ceiling pai…
The multi leveled performing theat…
The multi leveled performing thea…
A 4-starred toilet. Now thats luxu…
A 4-starred toilet. Now thats lux…
The shop front of an awesome noodl…
The shop front of an awesome nood…
Old men playing cards on the street
Old men playing cards on the street
Boats stuck in a frozen lake.
Boats stuck in a frozen lake.
Old man practising his calligraphy…
Old man practising his calligraph…
Awesome name for a bar. Didnt go …
Awesome name for a bar. Didn't go…
Beijing
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