We were in China for a month. We started in Beijing for a few days then took a train to Xian. In all my travels I have never felt that sinking feeling like I did when the taxi let us off at the Beijing train station. The place is enormous and must handle many thousands of people each day. Somehow we found our platform and train. The train ride was miserable and we vowed we would never take another train in China. We took the bus, flew or hired a car and driver. China is incredible. We departed China at Heukou and entered Vietnam.