I was woken by the bustle of the carriage preparing for arrival long before my sleeper train arrived at Shanghai South station. It was early in the morning (too early […]
I had been staying in Hong Kong for a few nights, and was now to travel by train into mainland China. Before leaving Australia for Hong Kong, I had booked […]
My accommodation was in a Nobinobi (carpet) car, which was literally just a piece of carpet on the floor to lie on.
…for about 450 metres, the train pretends it is a tram…
with much horn blowing and asserting our superior size, the Driver navigated our bus out of the bus station.
“does this train depart at 16:35 or 17:00”? “Yeah, yeah, 16:35. Just like your ticket.” “But the departure screen shows 17:00”. “Yeah, it’s 17:00, just read the screen”.
I felt a firm but gentle push in my back that propelled me through the mass of humanity inside the train and onto the platform