Their weekend we decided to held in Beijing, and not only sit in Baoding. The road to the city center from the bus stop, near our house, is approximately 3 hours. We must go on the bus, then by train, and in the capital by bus and subway, or only the bus.
Train ticket is available at the train station, and can be right at home (there w / a cash), but it is slightly more expensive. On the advice of our colleagues, took more tickets at the box office in the evening, they helped us – good morning, tickets may not have, and stand in the train 1 hour 10 minutes or an hour to forty- (depends on the efficiency of trains – T and D may be late more, because all passed), not a very pleasant prospect.
In the morning we arrived at the station a little early. Especially if you take your time, then come early – entrance to all stations is possible only after checking the ticket, and then the luggage. It may happen, that you arrive, when the time before departure very little, and at the entrance to the station will be a very long line of people looking to go somewhere.
Our train was late minute 10, access to the platform also after checking the ticket. Had loaded in the next car, because our has a long queue, and officials hurriedly trying to stuff all the carriages. On the train we squeezed to purchased seats, they certainly someone always sits, with the idea, that you can not come.
Nap on the way to Beijing, pass a variety of fields, harvest time, all large construction project going. And notice how many, do not build one or two houses, and entire neighborhoods at once, many old buildings demolished. Te khutuny, that do not leave as tourist attractions, will be demolished. Although, possibly at some point, adjustment program of the old quarters suspend.
In Beijing we arrived at the West Railway Station (West railway station) and barely together in 623 Bus, although there are often. Do not make a mistake and get into the underground, branch from the station is not in the city center. It was kindly suggested to the policeman in front of the subway. UPD. Now the city center is already on the subway takes you directly from the station.
What can we say, we run, fly, go, but life in Пекине about the same… Men playing in the street in Chinese Checkers.
The courtyards hidden hutongs white cats.
In Beijing, there is a Russian quarter, Yabaolu, but on the last visit to China I still do not have time to get bored in Russian food and drinks. Maybe look at another time, purely because of interest. Good, if there is a brew and cheese Russian.
And for example, Beer can be bought on the street between Temple of Heaven and two towers. We did not take, because they do not drink Bole, just wondering was there to meet Russian goods.
In the streets, in large numbers drive about electric bikes, it seems they became even more.
Want one of these, разновидностей много 🙂 В Baoding, by the way, this is probably the most convenient form of transport, because the buses run from 6 am to 8 pm, inexpensive taxi, but still, if you charged elektrobayk to 40 kilometers of road, you can travel around the city for a day, go to the nearby and back.
Stumbled upon the house fire, did not go into, thought, would later take a look. But since forgotten it go.
And of course, ate all sorts of delicious.
Something really remains the same - that's the same grandfather at the entrance to the park Beihai, alive, Playing arhu and Tac wom poёt their songs neponyatnom kitayskom…
Next time, we'll show you more some nice pictures from this walk in Hutong and walking on the Baoding.