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Mon 07 Jul 2008
China Rail - The Importance of Being Punctual
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Okay, last post about China, in case anybody is interested in making a similar trip. We travelled between Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou via China Railway High-Speed (CRH)'s bullet train.
This is the relatve location of the four cities :
China Railway's bullet train system is very impressive. It's always on time and it makes travelling very easy from Shanghai to beyond (just 30 minutes between Shanghai and Suzhou, in the time I take to get from Woodlands in the north of Singapore to the Central Business District in the south via our own Mass Rapid Transit system and we all know how small Singapore is).
And in each of these cities that I've mentioned, there's a Ming Town Youth Hostel - which we stayed in and which I highly recommend if you don't mind roughing out (once I saw this, below, in Shanghai, everything else seemed such a bore) :