So I’m on chu kuang express 521 from Qidu to Taipei, and there are hundreds of people on the train taking photos, like professional photographers. Even outside it’s being recorded. It’s quite an old train so maybe it’s being decommissioned? I know we could ask someone on the train but ya know, I’m shy
That’s one of the old smoking trains. The first time i came to Taiwan, traveling to fulong or Hualien you could open the doors, sit on the steps and watch the countryside go by. Many folks would smoke cigarettes out those doors. Nobody cared. A different time.
yes indeed thems was different times. I remember taking the Limited Express with slide up windows and no A/C all night long to Ktown to catch the bus (and then no chicken buses only the govt run bus) And trying to sleep by putting down the table in the seat in front and putting your heads down on it. The bright flourescent lights makes things hard though and you can smell the diesel from the engine if you sit in one of the front cars. Think it was 218nt (the wild chicken bus to ktown was 100nt and that I did once, never again a ten hour ordeal with the two drivers taking turns to drive like hell before there was the freeway. The road to kenting was a two lane (today 4) and it was an adventure being half asleep from the all niter train, class mate and i had our backpacks and i thought this must be what it must be like to travel to tierra del fuego (probably NOTHING like it). Travelling to the southern tip of the island (the island FELT bigger then) to see where the ships can sail right across the last bit of taiwan.