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A Dummy’s Guide To Riding The Maglev

A Dummy’s Guide To Riding The Maglev

Are you coming to Shanghai (or flying out) and want to take the Maglev to the city (or airport)? Here is all you need to know about Pudong’s ultimate superlative.

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Expo Volunteers, Security, And The Shanghai Metro

Expo Volunteers, Security, And The Shanghai Metro

Because of the coming World Expo in Shanghai, stricter security measures have been implemented in the metro and also as far as the Beijing Railway Station. Expo volunteers suddenly appeared too, apparently to make commuter’s lives easier.

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Beijing’s Accent, Pollution, and Subway…Welcomes Me

Beijing’s Accent, Pollution, and Subway…Welcomes Me

First impressions of Beijing: Smog smog smog. In fact, does the smog cause Beijingers to speak the way they do or what? At least they have cheap subway tickets.

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Overnight Trains In China: Accommodations & Amenities

Overnight Trains In China: Accommodations & Amenities

Soft or hard sleeper tickets are recommended for overnight train trips in China. Here’s an overview of the berths, beds, comforts, and features on a T train.

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Shanghai to Beijing: Take the Train or the Plane?

Shanghai to Beijing: Take the Train or the Plane?

Shanghai to Beijing, should one take a short couple hour flight or the overnight train? One trip highlights how this depends on your schedule and train choice.

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Beijing Train Station Escalator Suddenly Reverses Direction

Beijing Train Station Escalator Suddenly Reverses Direction

In Beijing, dozens of people are hurt when an escalator suddenly reversed direction causing a chain reaction of people falling down and over each other.

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Beijing – Tianjin High-Speed Railway: Tianjin in 30 Minutes (Part II)

Beijing – Tianjin High-Speed Railway: Tianjin in 30 Minutes (Part II)

All Aboard! So we made it. Into the thing that’s supposed to do 350 km/h, Beijing-Tianjin, 30 minutes, zippy fast, laser speed… vomit comet? (We picked... 

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Shanghai Railway Station: a guide

Shanghai Railway Station: a guide

Shanghai Railway Station (Shanghai Huoche Zhan, 上海火车站, a.k.a. Shanghai Station, 上海站) is also known as New Passenger Railway Station (Xin Kezhan,... 

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Shanghai South Railway Station: the start of a most environmental friendly travel option

Shanghai South Railway Station: the start of a most environmental friendly travel option

Tom Mercer from Simple Green Choices (this blog might not be accessible in China if you don’t have a proxy server) has great resources in green travel. And... 

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