There is definatly more than 9 million bicycles
Trip Start Mar 27, 2012
34Trip End Ongoing
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Where I stayed
Sunrise Hostel near Tianamen
And boy is it busy.
After getting through the airport, and taking the train into the city, we took on the subway. What a task it was. Not because of the difficult sign posts or the many directions we could take; that was all fine. The culture shock was getting to grips of the vast amount of people on the platform. Think the tube but on acid. When changing trains, Lauren almost got trapped between the doors because she couldn't get on! Finding our way out, we got to Sunrise Hostel, near the Forbidden City and quickly went to sleep.
Today we've visited the Forbidden City and Tia'namen Square, and its turned out to be a glorious day
We start tomorrow quite hectically. First we need to find a hostel to stay an extra night at least. Then we need to head to Beijing West Station to find out when we can get tickets on a sleeper train to Xi'an, and then we need to find our way to Badaling at the Great Wall. There are tour offers for different parts of the wall, but we're attempting to do it independently, which may turn out to be an excellent decision, or disasterous.
Wish us luck!