Trains from Hong Kong to Nanning, Guangxi, China

London -> Harwich -> Hoek of Holland -> Amsterdam (Holland) -> Copenhagen (Denmark) -> Stockholm (Sweden) -> Riga (Latvia) -> Moscow (Russia) -> [Trans-siberian or Trans-mongolian Express] -> Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) -> [Trans-mongolian Express] -> Beijing (China) -> Hong Kong (SAR, China) -> Guangzhou (China) -> Nanning (Guangxi, China)

MTR from Hong Kong to GuangzhouFarewell hugs before I dashed down the Peak to the MTR intercity through train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou.

Hong Kong train snacksComplimentary water from Watson’s, and I packed a little bite to eat, to be washed down with a soya bean drink.

sleeper replacement?Sleeper replacement people, one of whom (out of the frame of this photo) was taking a photo of us on the train passing him.

"Harmonious numberautomatic ticket office"At the Guangzhou East Railway Station, loved the Ching-lish. 🙂

Guangzhou East Railway Station

Guangzhou East Railway StationLoads of red everywhere! Even the digital signs were red. Also, chain-smoking indoors.

train from Guangzhou East Railway Station to Nanning
sleeper train from Guangzhou East Railway Station to Nanning

restaurant car, sleeper train from Guangzhou East Railway Station to Nanning
red-cooked beef with rice,  restaurant car, sleeper train from Guangzhou East Railway Station to NanningOn the sleeper train from Guangzhou East Railway Station to Nanning, Guangxi, the restaurant car provided a cheap but incredibly tasty and filling dinner.

train attendant, sleeper train from Guangzhou East Railway Station to Nanning
Later, babies were given milk (a train attendant went past giving milk powder samples – see the 2008 milk powder scandal and then the contamination of Fonterra’s milk).

Early the next morning, we were in Nanning, Guangxi.

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