My First Train Across China’s Interior

Beautiful countryside, and impressive building projects. 1500km travelled over eight hours on the first leg of our journey.

I have to say that the sheer size of the country impressed me, even as someone from the USA. It was obvious that we passed through many cultures, and the overall impression I got was one of a largely rural country rapidly pulling itself into the 21st century. The houses that are under construction in the countryside are huge and look like they can hold several generations of the same family. I liked that a lot!

Construction, too. Everywhere. Largescale and small. Brand new highways and factories interspersed with wide open rice fields and rolling mountains. The train was so convenient and comfortable, and I can’t wait for our next journey!

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