HARBIN, Heilongjiang Province: Got up early and checked out of hotel. Managed to hail an insane taxi driver, but still got to the train station alive! (just!) Train back was 8 hours again, not 1st class this time, but the seats were comfy enough. The guy behind seemed to have a problem keeping his feet still, so I was woken up every now and then with a sharp kick in the back! Got back to Beijing, had another subway sandwich, then got the bus back to Huairou.
Hannah in China
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HARBIN, Heilongjiang Province: Decided to have a lazy day today and enjoy to luxury of our hotel room! Pete and Kirsty were leaving to go back to Shenyang, so we went for lunch with them at the English style cafe, and then left them to go back to our room! Spent the day reading Terry Pratchett books and watching some Chinese sit-coms.
HARBIN, Heilongjiang Province: Got up and checked out of the minging hostel, and got a taxi to the hotel we're staying at for the rest of the time. Not before falling flat on my arse though, the ice is very slippery! Felt a bit silly, and it really hurt! Sarah was good though and didn't laugh (outloud anyway!) The hotel we're staying it is much nicer, and some friends are staying at the same one. We met up with them - Kirsty, Pete, Alexis and David, before walk...
HARBIN, Heilongjiang Province: Got into Beijing City (a little late...) and met up with Sarah who'd just got back from Shanghai. Had a catch up session over some Starbucks coffee, grabbed a subway sandwich and headed over to the railway station for our 8 hour train journey to Harbin. The journey was pretty nice, the only tickets left were 1st class, so we had plenty of space and the seats were really comfy. We arrived into Harbin about 10pm and got a taxi to...
HARBIN, Heilongjiang Province: After no sleep and a long wait in the hotel lobby, we finally got on the bus to the train station - but our bus was late, so we had to rush once we got there! We JUST made it in time for the train, but I was so tired, and my bag was so heavy! The train was manically busy, so it took a while to find a seat, but once I did I fell straight to sleep. Eventually the stop for Shenyang came along, so I said goodbye to the Shenyang lot ...