It was a quick 4 hour ride to Beijing and pitt stop for snacks before getting to an overcrowed smelly and very hot train station. We all fought our way through the gate to train to laugh at a ery small 4 birth compartment. You have to see the pics! Although comfy and very clean we all felt a little claustrophobic. Surprisingly in such tight quarters we all found something to entertaim ourselves and the time went quick. Lights out at 10pm. I woke fitfully during the night thinking someone was taking or bags but all in all I was quite impressed with this mode of travel. In Xian at 6.09am.