On The Metro: China's Chengdu, Nanjing & Urumqi!
A first for the 'On The Metro' series, that describes my experiences from three metro lines in Wuhan and Beijing respectively. There's more to follow with Beijing due to the subway network spanning some series track, Wuhan will be revisited for future projects. In the here and now I will take this blog series to different Chinese city's to see my experiences whilst 'On The Metro!'
Nanjing had me on a crazy journey that I don't ever want to change! During June 2016, I pulled into Nanjing's South Railway Station for the the first time to be greeted with an instant transfer from high speed platform to metro underground, the Dragon Boat Festival crowds grew but I thought I knew where I was going. Before my Chinese map reading skills were competent I relied on printed out maps with the Chinese hotel address on for the taxi driver to read, I felt confident that day so changed my plan. Not expecting nothing too grand for the central interchange station, the twenty something exits at 'Xin Jie Kou' metro station had me bamboozled and then some! My Pinyin Chinese reading skills really needed to improved, oh that iPhone would be purchased eventually! Getting my trip going I keep the metro in Nanjing at arms length, I felt like trusting the street! Little did I know those directional errors would put me in good stead for my 2019 return to the city to see my Scottish friend, Chris. 我的天啊!