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Buying a train ticket in China is a bit of an ordeal. Thanks to the new high speed trains, it is no longer possible for a non-chinese to buy tickets at the automatic kiosks. This means that non-chinese have to wait in lines to buy their tickets; these lines are also full of chinese who […]

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Day 2?

I woke up a little before 5 AM and was greeted by a sheet of white. Waking up from jetlag lacks any of the grogginess that is usually present in a normal sleep cycle, and, fully alert, I climbed up into the window alcove to discover that I could not even see the street 30 […]

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