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Hard seat and a not so pleasant experience

CHINA | Sunday, 23 September 2012 | Views [442]

Who said it was nice to sit in a 90 degrees chair, two side by side and in front of another two? The seat is low with no room for legs or even the possibility to recline. Nothing. The train berth is crowded with people playing games in the mobile with loudspeakers on, smoking non-stop in front of you, spiting on the floor and coughing loud. FOR.13.HOURS. Some call it trip. I call it “nightmare journey at the devil's lap”

I don't know how it happen, but the tickets from Pingyao to Xian were bought very last minute. In result, no hard or soft sleep remaining. I swear I would bribe anyone to get out of there if I could. And I swear I will never NEVER travel long distances in a hard seat again.


Even today, two weeks after this trip I still remember. It's pretty much like the war scars you carry along with you. I think I'm traumatized.

Tags: china, hard seat, train

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