04.04.2016 - 05.04.2016 28 °C
Good evening friends !!
I couldn't be happier that Garrison is blogging ! 🤗 He'll soon get over the whole "cheese" factor, and want to write all about his experiences. It's one thing to hear about my days, but to get another perspective? a male perspective at that! I'm sure it'll be interesting. P.s I told him he could swear, if it frustrated him THAT much hehe.
We've never done this blogging thing before, but if we came on being all structured and fake, what would be the point?? Travelling is not ALL fun. It's stressful, and expensive. Not to mention, exhausting. Currently, I'm laying on a couch in my very peaceful hostel, watching people come and go, listening to the most calming music (seriously, I don't know where this stuff comes from) lol when only an hour ago, we were searching the very limited net to find a last minute train ticket to Xi'an tomorrow morning, and a hostel to stay at that wouldn't bankrupt us 5 days in 😳. We were successful, but not without a few "b*tch sessions".
We have to keep reminding each other that this trip is NOT planned, there is no specific itinerary and we're going to feel helpless at times.
Anyways, on a more positive note, today was AMAZING ! I won't need to say much, because I'm sure Rob is writing all about it. But the Great Wall of China is unreal. We climbed the stair master 100 x's over today, the difference being intricate brick work, stunning views, and the GREAT WALL, a symbol of China's historic detachment from Mongolia (r. 221-210B.C) -- These facts are as historical as I get, they come straight out of the travel book I packed ! Shout out to my Dad on this one 🙃🌏
We leave out early to Xi'an via train🛤, thanks to our hostel front lobby, clutching last minute tickets for a sweet 15% commission charge (see, expensive right?😳) I would have loved more time in Beijing to see the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, and the Olympic Stadium, to name just a few.
I really loved this city. There is so much character within the local shops, the hutongs (side streets) and the people, of course. I would highly recommend travel to Beijing, China 🌍
Thank you for following us in our journey❤️ See you in Xi'an !
Rob and Erin ✌🏻️