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A Train in China

Date: 2008-10-29 3:44:00 by chinawander Tags: China train travel

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After several years of living in China, when I'm faced with the prospect of a long train trip I begin to get a feeling much like the feeling of waiting in the lobby of a dentist's office.  Yet like that annual cleaning, one needs to travel on a Chinese train every now and then if for no other reason than to reexamine the country.  Most Chinese people I know hate traveling by train.&nb

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Train Ride in China

Date: 2008-4-6 22:38:00 by carl Tags: China train travel

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After some shoving and elbow jabbing, we boarded our train in Beijing, bound for Kunming, the capital on Yunnan province in southern China. We'd booked sleeping berths, but finding them presented a problem. Apparently we'd boarded the wrong carriage. We pushed through a fray of people and disembarked. After tracking down a conductor, he informed us that we'd been on the right car from

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Train Travel from Yichang to Beijing

Date: 2008-3-18 22:55:00 by Chinatravel Tags: China train travel

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A hot June Saturday (2006), and we were sitting in the welcome cool of the waiting room at the railway station in Yichang.  We had just finished a wonderful 3-day cruise down the Yangtze aboard the Qianlong (improbably shaped like a dragon, but a comfortable and entertaining ship.  Qianlong claims to be 5*, which is stretching it a bit, but she's certainly worth 4, and our fellow-pass

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