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Day 13 - Fly flogs

sunny 4 °C

We checked out of the hotel and made our way to the Beijing West Train Station. Like many other Beijing buildings, it was absolutely massive.
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I started to feel a bit nervous that we wouldn’t be able to find our platform, but luckily we walked right past it, and I recognised the train number, because everything else was in Mandarin symbols. We went through passport control and made our way to the train, and our deluxe first class sleeper and settled in. We had our own bathroom, a little table, two beds and a big window to watch the country roll past:
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Everyone knows there are over 1.3 billion Chinese, but I had never actually thought about how they all live in this country. We went through city after city after city filled with skyscrapers for hour after hour after hour. It was pretty incredible, but also a little bit depressing. For some reason, we both thought we would be going through some picturesque countryside:
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We headed down to the food cart, which provided some light refreshment, along with some light amusement:
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Posted by MealsEeles 18:30 Archived in China

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