Published: 926 days ago
When I went to China this summer and I had a chance to ride on the new bullet train. It’s designed to travel comfortably at 350km per hour and it was very comfortable. Really; if you didn’t look out the window and see how fast everything is going by, then you would really have no idea that you are going as faster than jet liner at take off speed. 350 kilometers per hour is about 217 mph. Still, it’s not as fast as a Bugatti Veyron, but you also don’t have to spend a million dollars to enjoy it either.. In fact, you can walk around, get something to eat, and talk normally. There is lots of legroom, even for the long legs foreign tourists. The standard seating area has about as much leg room as first class in most airliners. The first class section has wing back chairs that fully recline to near sleeping position and there are over head video monitors for movies. I was even impressed by the bathroom. It has sit down toilets with paper covers available and it has an automatic water faucet so you don’t need to touch anything. I didn’t try the food because my trip was only 40 minutes including boarding. It was fun. You can see the beautiful Hunan countryside in this video, but sorry, not much showing me. That’s my cousin and his wife waving at the end. He is a good cook too! We used to cook together when we were kids.