One weekend way back in 2010, Julie and I, together with a Chinese friend (oh gawd i can’t remember her name, but i swear she’s very very very nice. So nice that she deserved 3 “very”. hihi.) decided to go to Beijing. . Because, why not?
You’re such a bad traveler if you don’t wanna go there when you’re already in China! haha. . The fact that I’ll be seeing the Great Wall made me sleepless for nights. . haha. . 🙂
We took the train going to Beijing and traveled over night. The train station in Shanghai is like a small airport, I must say I was totally blown away by how big and clean was it, maybe because i have to compare it with Philippines’. No offense my Philippines. . I’m still proud of you no matter how bad our airports and train stations are! (and i have to agree with the surveys, we are one of the worst!) 🙂
“Are we there yet?”
“How many more hours?”
“are we there now?” hahaha. .
We arrived Beijing in the morning. With 0 hour sleep, i don’t wanna waste time sleeping so i pulled my ass off the bed after checking in at the hotel and explored the old city. (Huhu, it left me groggy and dizzy though! i gotta sleep!) And I have not regretted a thing, the city has so much to show – the architectures, the people, the story behind each place were just so amazing.
On our first day we visited the Forbidden City, Tiannanmen Square, Temple of Heaven and the 2008 Olympics site. Our legs were challenged by the whole-day walking! haha. .
Truly there’s a lot of interesting stories behind China, it’s history, people and culture. I’m grateful I got the chance to see the city in person. . 🙂