[photopress:hotels_bullet_train.jpg,full,alignright]Interesting possibilities here. The news is the first China-made bullet train designed to run at 300 kilometers per hour has completed a test run and will be in service between Beijing and Tianjin in early August. Which you do not need to be reminded is the start of the Olympics.
Shao Liping, director of the railway authority in Nanning, capital of the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region said, ‘A train prototype rolled off the production line in December and has completed a test run.’
The new train is expected to be running along a 117-km intercity railway beginning August 1, a week before the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games.
It will reduce the travel time between Beijing and Tianjin to around 30 minutes from the current 70 to 80 minutes.
Using some lateral thinking:
The prices of a decent hotel room at the Games are enough to try men’s souls. Probably no one will attend EVERY day of the Olympics. So stay in a hotel near the railway station in Tianjin and commute in every day.
This is not a far-fetched idea.
The writer goes to the Frankfurt Book Fair every year. Gunter Grass wrote: ‘When God made Frankfurt he shat concrete.’ Gunter Grass is too kind.
So one stays in Mainz, an university town where moveable metal type printing was invented by Johnannes Gutenberg (neat museum) and commutes in daily. Much, much less expensive and as Mainz is an university town one meets a better class of person.
Source: China Daily