CHINA, THE BULLET TRAIN EXPERIENCE

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To travel to Xi’an, we were taking a bullet train. I was hoping that it would be the bullet train as I always wanted to try one. And then I was hoping that it would be first class. But first we went to the Beijing Railway Station.

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And do you see the ramp on the right hand side. Our groups luggage was put on three trolleys and then went down that ramp. When I first saw the first trolley go down, my first thought was health and safety. They would not allow anything like this in the UK. But it was fun to watch !

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I was a little disappointed to find that we were in the second class carriages. Next time I going first class. And these seats turn around so you are always facing forwards !

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The Chinese are lovely people but can not queue like the British. So you can imagine the commotion going on here. 

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And it was not long after we left that we reached this speed. Everyone was like me, taking this shot. I was really hoping to fall asleep as I knew that the journey time was five hours and twenty five minutes. But I only got fifteen minutes. Everyone else in the group was asleep for most of the journey. I really enjoyed watching the view of China from the window. They have invested so much in stations and the railways. I love this image !

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