We had to ride for about 45 minutes each way and it was literally like each subway car was a sardine can. It was so crowded! We were also the only non-Asian (that’s probably politically incorrect) people on the subway. Apparently tourists don’t venture down there often, understandably so. That warranted pictures and stares the entire ride also. Ugh, I know I’m perfect and awesome and all but sometimes having strangers take your picture is just soooooo exhausting. *sarcasm*
There was this really cool dude playing guitar and singing the whole ride too so that was entertaining. Plus he was wearing the creepiest leather trench coat I've ever seen. All of this for the small price of 2 yuan. 2 YUAN. That’s like 30 cents. Totally worth it.
Now, each shop was seriously IDENTICAL. You see the exact same thing in every single one as you walk past. That’s how it was for all the purse shops and everything. So bizarre. All of the workers would stand at the entrance to their shop and just say, "Hey lady, hey lady, you want ____?" Fill in the blank with either shoes, purse, wallet, watch, and so on.
*see sign above my head*
So that was our time in Beijing. It was a fabulous couple of days, I’ll never forget the things we did and saw. But Chongqing is the final destination, so the journey continues there.