Chinese New Year 春节: The Nightmare of Going Home

Chinese New Year

The Nightmare of Going Home

By Train

The New Year Rush
The New Year Rush

Getting train tickets in China has always been a hit and miss operation, especially if you want sleeper berths for long distance trains. At Chinese New Year, getting a ticket becomes something akin to winning the lottery.

Train Mayhem
Train Mayhem

This BBC clip sums the situation up quite well, and shows the growing divide between the haves and have nots in modern China, where just having access to a computer is an advantage。

We've got a seat!
We’ve got a seat!
Glad to be home
Glad to be home

Author: Adam

My name is Adam. I have a degree in Chinese History from SOAS and a masters in International Politics focused on China from the same university. I have travelled around China 9 times and since 2000 I have travelled every year for two months. I guess I kind of like the place!

One thought on “Chinese New Year 春节: The Nightmare of Going Home”

  1. Hello professor,
    Glad to talk to you!
    I’m Amanda Xiaoying, the friend of Baodi (that Chinese girl in your English class of complutense university). She recommend you to me that you are a very good English teacher 😉 I would like to know if you have free time in these days or this summer holidays for that could give me some English conversation classes.
    Here is my mobile number: 0034-645 836 326

    You could call me.

    Let’s keep in touch.

    Thank you!

    Best regards.

    Amanda xiaoying

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