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Standing Room Only

The train was so full for the first 4-5 hours that if we wanted to stretch our legs, we had to sacrifice our seat for a stop or two. About 6 or 7 hours into our trip the train car was practically deserted, so we got to lie out across the seats.
Fall Break - National Day and the New Moon Festival (Days 1 - 2)

October 14th 2009
We caught the train October 1st (National Day) at 10:45...and rode for about 10 hours to Zhanjiang (a city on the southern coast of Guangzhou province). The views were both beautiful and surreal, but the ride was crowded and uncomfortable. A hundred or more people crammed into the train car in Guilin, and most of them rode for 6-7 hours, leaving us only a few precious hours to stretch our legs out ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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