Prior to last weekend, I think I was the only Taiwan blogger not to have ridden the Taiwan High Speed Rail [台灣高速鐵路]. The ride from Taipei to Taichung was about an hour with three stops along the way. The ride was incredibly smooth and beats taking the bus hands down. If I had a better paying job I would take it every time.
Welcome to the Economy Class. Here, a couple looks for their seats:
The best information is at the bottom: asking riders to turn their cellphones to vibrate and to speak in a soft voice… now if only subways, buses, and restaurants had the same warning the world would be much more pleasant place.
I only took one decent picture of the train as I was rushing to meet people who I thought were waiting for me… had I known they were all waiting in line at Starbucks I could have taken a few more shots.
I took a panorama of Taichung Station. It looks more like a domed sports stadium than a train station with all the curving from the auto-stitch software:
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