Those tiny dots along the sides are people. We used to have clean, comfortable and appropriate railway stations in the UK - for example, in Oban, Argyll. What happened to our sense of pride and dignity?
Day 30: Lanzhou to Tianshui March 26th 2018 A 6.30 start (to catch up on blog) and an 8.00 taxi to the Lanzhou Xi (West) new station for the bullet train. Once again, we were staggered, the station is only magnificent, absolutely vast, beautifully clean and efficient; it reminded me a bit of Gatwick 50 years ago, an horrendous contrast with the dreadful sort of transport facilities to which we have become inured in UK. Noted on the way that ... read more
Asia » China » Gansu » TianShui 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