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Kyushu Shinkansen

Shinkansen (bullet train) are great. Where else besides France and China can you travel in style at such high speeds ? High back reclining chairs with plenty of leg room can easily accommodate an overweight guy, especially if he’s munching on some delicious local delicacy while enjoying the view from his own private window.

So here I was on the Kyushu Shinkansen which was moving at about 300km/hr. along hundreds of miles of rail smoothly and efficiently and all I could think about was how spacious and comfortable this ride was. I stood up and walked around; went to the men’s room, which by the way is absolutely gorgeous, there’s a separate room with just a urinal. The train even had a special compartment where you can talk on your mobile phone or even smoke. There’re vending machines located in different compartments of the train, but if you’re too lazy to get up then a friendly stewardess will come by pushing a cart loaded with goodies and drinks.

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