The Trans-Siberian Railway part 3 (the trans-mongolian)
04.10.2007 - 05.10.2007 15 °C
We were picked up from our "Guest house" early in the morning, but on the way to the station I realized that I was missing my book (Mei Wenti). We managed to get back, pick the book up and still we arrived at the station in exactly the same moment as the train rolled in. No problem, "Mei Wenti" in Chinese.
There were sooo many tourists and at least half of them seemed to be Swedish. We shared compartment with Hugo and Beatrice a Swedish couple who were on a trip with the transsiberian down through China and Vietnam until Christmas.
The train ride went fine, as did the boarder crossing, and we arrived on schedule in Beijing. Exciting!! We took the subway to our hostel that we had booked from UB. Hugo and Beatrice hadn't booked anything and went with us to check the place out.
The week is marked as a national holiday and one of the worst times to arrive in China (since all the Chinese people are traveling) but there was absolutely no problem at all. We took the subway to our hostel "Red Lantern House" which is pretty central for Beijing and which turned out very affordable and nice.
Lots of hugs,
Fredrik and Sabrina