So we did it and with no accidents or missed trains we made it all the way south by train and bus from Beijing to Laos. For those who are interested about our journey below if a map of the route. To be fair I considered myself a well educated young man with a great knowledge of geography and places but we came across cities in China I have never heard of, that had bigger populations than most cities in the UK, who knew!?
Below is the details of the overland journey covering the basics journey of point to point in China not including trips, excursions or other activites we traveled for:
- 5 trains
- 6 buses
- 30 Pot Noodles each (Phang Bian Mian)