I made it safely to Beijing. I wandered down to the train station and thought about going somewhere. Instead, I went to the mall that I saw from the station. There I found this noodle place which had servings for one person. It was very good. I was a bit worried for some reason about this 23 hour layover in Beijing. I shouldn’t have. I came to China in 1996, 1999, and 2001. When I see or hear people talking about how difficult it is to get around China, they probably don’t have that context. So far, it has been great.