Archive for March, 2011

Travel in China (Tianjin) : 鼓楼 Gulou (Drum Street)

March 26th, 2011 No comments

It has been about a month i lived in Tianjin. Although it’s been a month here, i had never been to a place far from my campus.  I usually just take a walk around campus and nearby places only. Winter has passed, but the temperature is still very cold here. The temperature is slightly cooler than my hometown, Batu. It’s about 15 degree celcius. Today, I together with my girlfriend, 5 Indonesian friends and 2 Turkish friends take a a walk into one of the most famous tourist destination in Tianjin (We called it as Chinatown), which is 古文化街 Guwen Huajie (Ancient Culture Street). At first we wanted to go to Guwen Huajie. But because while on the way we saw a unique place known as 鼓楼 Gulou (Drum Street), we finally came down from the bus at this place .
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My First Time in Beijing : It’s Really Crowded

March 10th, 2011 No comments

I’ve been two weeks in China. After my friend, Irvhan shown me around several famous place in Tianjin, yesterday he invite me and  my girlfriend to go to another city. The nearest city to Tianjin is Beijing, the capital of China. Because this trip was unplanned, then we just departed in the morning and went back to Tianjin in the afternoon. We went with 1 Korean friend, 2 Japanese friend, and 3 Indonesian friend (including my girlfriend and my friend Irvhan). This is the first time i go to Beijing. And this is the first time i use the famous bullet train in China (we called it 高铁 here). The cost of the bullet train is only RMB 58 (around $10). Actually, we need 2 hours to go from Tianjin to Beijing by bus. But using the Bullet Train who can speed up to 250 km / hour, we just need only 30 minutes to arrive. The bullet train was so amazing, it’s very luxurious and we got the most expensive mineral water in China (Tibet Spring) for free. The price if we buy in the supermarket is RMB 10 (around $1.4).

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