night train to shanghai October 28th 2009 Right finally got to an internet cafe so got time to type!
We arrived in Shanghai this morning by night train. It was so much nicer than we expected. The beds were three high with carrage upon carrage of them all lined up but it was clean. We took some drinks to keep us going as it was 13 hours! As ever I woke up early before everyone and watched the passing secenery. It was so perffect the mist ... read more
Asia » China » Shanghai 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