35 hours?! Well I’m never complaining about not getting a seat on the train again.
Yeah just finished it thankfully! End time - 36hr20m. Varied between sitting on my bag (very squished bananas), sitting on the floor, perched on a sink and leaning against a wall. No part of this was comfortable and my legs ache like hell. Never doing that again!
You want to assasinate someone, vision is a basic requirement.
So in order to renew my visa in China, I have to travel to a city at the other end of the country - a 35 hour train ride away. This alone was bad enough, especially as we only had seats and not beds for the way up and were spending 2 days there before travelling home again. However, fate decided this wasn’t harsh enough. Delays for about an hour and a half on the first train left us with not enough time to change stations and so we missed our second train. Thankfully they exchanged our tickets for free, but only for the train exactly a day later and standing tickets. At 10.30pm with nowhere to go for 22 hours and little money, a kind stranger who spoke English helped us out to a weird extent, finding us somewhere to stay, taking us there and even paying for half the hotel room for us. And now we are at a coffee shop taking advantage of the free wifi and waiting out the 6 hours until our train leaves and we get the joy of standing up or sitting on the floor for 35 hours! All this to spend now one day in Harbin before hopefully a stress-free journey home with beds on the train!
Ah well, it’s an experience at least, right?!
Get it CJ.