It’s summer holidays and you want to get out of Beijing to hit up the Big Smoke that is Shanghai. The last thing you want to do is take tired kids on a ye olde train, right? Wrong!
The new CRH speed rail is here! And roaming blogger Matt Wester told us all about it:
Just in time for the CCP’s 90th, I had the pleasure of riding the latest glorious addition to China’s infrastructure, the high speed CRH railway linking Beijing and Shanghai. Specifically, my trip was the Northern route, beginning in Shanghai and ending in Beijing.
My arrival at the CRH station in Shanghai was not unlike preparing for a flight. Security, however, was a breeze. Bags were loaded directly into a massive X-ray machine while we stepped through an arch that must detect something – we were able to walk through, belts still buckled, smelly feet still sheathed, and cell-phones in our pockets.
To read the rest of this blog (and to see if this new fancy pants speed rail has decent toilets), click here.