|Jenny, Anne, and Andy - departing Shanghai|
Instead we settled for a brief jolt on the demonstration line connecting Longyang Road to the Pudong airport. The 30 kilometer (18 mile) trip lasts only about seven minutes, with speeds topping out at 427 kph (265 mph). The speed, registering on a digital readout, hardly seems real until you watch the cars on the parallel highway racing into the distance. Even then, the velocity is almost abstract. Only when the train rolls sharply to make a turn, a gut-curdling maneuver for the unprepared, can you sense just how fast you're going.
|Heading for Thailand|
|Welcome to Bangkok!|
|Wat Arun - view from our room|
Too tired for adventure, we grabbed dinner at Arun Residence and called it an early night.