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Sep 18, 2001 - Tai'an / Tai Shan / Qufu

We arrived in Tai'An in the wee morning hours of September 15 after taking the overnight train from Beijing. It was our first experience with "hard sleepers" and on the advice of our hotel in Beijing, we had booked 2 hard sleepers with the idea that the boys would climb in with us to sleep. Hard sleepers are the budget option of sleepers and the cars consist of doorless compartments with 6 sleepers stacked 3 deep in each compartment. The sleepers are padded,and are about 6 feet long by 2 feet wide -- adequate but not roomy -- and come...

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