The Hard Sleeper Train: Part 1. Beijing to Guiyang (1,346.0 Miles) by Katherine Cecil

I was to embark on China’s longest rail route. The journey itself takes 36 hours and covers a massive 1,346 miles. Beginning in Beijing’s wealthy northeast, it rattles west across the belly of China toward T1b*t, and finally lurches south, chugging steadily to the sub tropics of Kunming, Yunnan (the province that boarders Laos, Vietnam and Burma). Guiyang, my destination, was the last major city before Kunming [...] 

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