Return to Shanghai

JUNE 15, 2012
DAY TEN

We say goodbye to Xi’an and board a plane to return to Shanghai. We fly out of a brand new terminal at the airport that had opened only a month earlier. It was built to accommodate the roughly 4 million people who now travel to Xi’an every year to see the wonder of the Terra Cotta warriors.

When we land in Shanghai, we decide to take the Maglev, a magnetic levitation train connecting the Shanghai Pudong International Airport with the outskirts of Pudong. Its top operational speed is 431km/h (268 mph per hour), making it the fastest train in the world.

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There’s a speed indicator in each car.

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Ryan and Zhiming’s interpretation of what it felt like to travel that fast (not really:).

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