Irony

27 10 2010

The Italian newspaper La Repubblica publish the news about hte opening of the fast train between Shanghai and Hangzhou: instead of the present time of a little less than 2 hours, it is now possible to cover the distance in 45 minutes..

Now, the Italian newspaper is again supplying as amazing and sensational the news about the speed, 350 km/h.. forgetting probably that Shanghai already has the commercial Maglev levitation train with the world highest speed (431 km/h), that I took a couple of times. The only problem of that train is that leaves you far from Shanghai center, end of a long subway line, so if you have lots of luggage and decide to take a taxi.. it takes almost the same amount of time/money that it would have taken form the airport to the center!

Irony because with so many big news about fast trains, I’ll soon have a 12 hours standing (=sitting on the floor) trip to Shanghai.. 😦

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