Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Waiting for the Trains

I guess most people know, and all sensible guide books on China certainly mention it, that it is strongly recommended that people avoid train travel in the Spring Festival (especially in the few days before Chinese New Year’s Day) and at other public holidays such as May Day or October’s National Day.

Less well known perhaps is that yesterday, today and this weekend are well worth avoiding, too.

On Monday, most of China’s colleges and universities start a new academic year. Millions of students are heading all over the country to their dormitories far from home. From the hard-bitten final year students to the lost and frightened freshmen.

Here is a photo of part of the waiting room in Liuzhou station at 4 pm on Thursday.

Students in Liuzhou Railway Station - August 29th, 2013

Students in Liuzhou Railway Station – August 29th, 2013

. This entry was posted on Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 1:06 pm and is filed under China News, Chinese Education, Chinese Holidays, Education, Traffic Traumas, Travel. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “Waiting for the Trains”

  1. Fiona Says:

    Tomorrow evening I will be heading all over the country to my dormitory far from home.

  2. Fiona Says:

    Not all over the country, just heading to Nanning:P

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