Tea and Scam
Beijing Travel Blog› entry 9 of 11 › view all entries
January 2nd, 2009 – by: nuij
On our way to Great Wall of China, we bumped into the 2 Sweden boys we met in Mongolia. They were having some argument with the tour guide they met earlier, having finding out they were scammed into paying exorbitant amount for a box of tea and a mug. Jonas wanted Ben and I to go with them to balanced out the number of people as they were outnumbered by the Chinese. Although, with the 4 of us, 3 guys and 1 girl, I'm not very sure this helps against their number of 4.
Train traveling in China is very different from Russia and Mongolia. There are no bunks located on the aisle part, instead of 2 bunks in per wall, Chinese train has 3. The head space gets narrower the higher you go. I had the middle bunk and I can't sit up on my bunk. It's not uncomfortable to travel, it's not as pleasant as the Russian train. Also, the open concept of the toilet outside the city is something I don't think I can get used to.... I am really thankful the couple of times I have to use the facility, I was alone.
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