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Bullet Train Trip to Tianjin, China

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  1. Internationalteacher

    Internationalteacher Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    I thought I'd post a few pictures up of my trip to Tianjin from Beijing. I've been to Tianjin twice in the last few months. The last time I went was during a long holiday weekend in September. As you'll see there were many people. I also went last weekend and it was just as busy if not more busy as it was a Friday night. Anyway, enjoy the pics.

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    I guess they will all be in black and white for awhile. In all subway/train stations you have to put your baggage through security at every subway stop. This is the line for the subway just in the train station in Tianjin during a holiday.

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    The 'Eye' which I believe is copied from the 'London Eye'. The cool thing about this wheel is that it is over a bridge. The weather was very overcast. I've been on the "London Eye' and this indeed goes as slow as the London eye. The views are great.

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    There is a history of international trade and European settlers in Tianjin.
    This Italian type town is a great place to eat, drink and see at night when it is lit up.

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    Internationalteacher Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    I was very excited to find an authentic Thai restaurant in Italian town (which isn't Italian at all). The lady who is well into her eighties immigrated to Tianjin a long time ago. Her family who is from Thailand works there and the food is authentic. I was there twice over the weekend.

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    Some of the employees.

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    Chinese tuk tuks

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    I'll post more later.
     
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    Great shots. Great impression. Thank you very much for sharing this with us.
     
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    The night shots are very good. What camera are you using, IT?
     
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    Internationalteacher Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Stamp. I am using an iphone 6. It takes pretty good shots actually. I did buy a new Canon SLR recently and I really need to use it.. lol.
     
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    Nice.
     
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    looking forward to seeing these in colour, although the b&w shots look really nice too.
     
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    Thank you for sharing.
    My ภรรยาไทย & I will travel by train soon to Beijing & Harbin.
    I guess I'll try to make a trip to Tianjin sometime.
    I've been to London, but the line was too long for me for The Eye of London. My wife might enjoy the one in TJ.
    I liked the Thai statue. A similar one is in front of the Thai restaurant in Baotou.
    Do people smoke on the trains?
     
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    Internationalteacher Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for the compliments. :)

    ^There is no smoking on the trains. They make it clear in the announcements which is partly in English. The bullet train is quite comfortable, but if you can't get a seat there are standing room tickets where you have a bit of room to stand between cars. Standing for the 35 minute trip to Tianjin isn't too bad. The 'eye' is worth a look for sure.
     
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    Internationalteacher Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    A few pics of the view from the 'eye' for Gungchang. It was a very overcast day, so I hope to go on it again when the sky is clearer.

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