Taking the bullet train to Beijing. This high speed (300km – for now same as TGV/KTX) allows us to travel the 1300km in 5 hours. Each of the four stations we pass is breathtakingly huge. A single journey ticket costs 555 RMB, which is cheaper then flying. The first class is full of foreigners that otherwise probably would take the plane here. Power outlets at most of the seats and cafeteria allow us to use laptops the entire journey.
The food wasn’t so great though, a bad microwave meal. Furthermore, getting the tickets is a bit of a time waster, would be great to be able to purchase those online.
Although many trains were cancelled this week due to power outage, our train seems to go accordingly.