Today was our last time in Beijing. We first went to the Temple of Heaven. This was cool to see but we were all tired from all the sightseeing previous days, and the crazy party the night before. After a little shopping and lunch, we took the high speed train to Tianjin. This was the best part of the day for me. It was really interesting to see the differences in train travel from Europe. All the stations I have been to have been in old, historical buildings. The station here looked brand new looking more like an airport terminal. We also had to go through security which was also very weird to me, since I have never seen that in a train station before. The biggest difference was that there were gates and a waiting area for the trains. They check your ticket before you get on the train and you can't walk around freely to other platforms. I thought that they would be more like every other train I have been on and they check your ticket when you are on the train, and you can roam around freely. It felt more like an airport than a train station, and I think that I wouldn't like it if I had to travel by it frequently.
I forgot to post this one.. 5/21
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