Till now, I haven’t traveled by train for many times, but I find an interesting thing is that there are a lot of promotions on the train – all kinds of things, from beautiful souvenir to cups and socks, etc. In order to promote the things, some of the train staffs will tell a lot of interesting things about it, such as stories and anecdotes. For instance, this Saturday, on my trip to Nanjing, there is a girl promoting a kind of golden card, which is to commemorate Chairman Mao. That golden card costs 10 yuan. I thought there won’t be too many people buy that, for we seems to have a common sense that things sold on train are normally much expensive than those sold in shops. In order to promote this golden card, the girl told us two myths about Chairman Mao – that happened during the inauguration of Chairman Mao’s statue. Both of the stories seemed to be mysterious (I haven’t made sure about the story, so I’ll told you next time). I don’t know whether the stories are true or not, but this is the first time I heard about them. They really interest me.
I like this kind of stuff, which makes me not feel lonely during the trip. Besides, I can know something about the local culture and broad my horizon. Probably this is also Chinese culture, for it is so big that it always take even days to travel from one place to another. So it is important to have some fun during the trip. I expect to know what people do on train in foreign countries. Hope someone could tell me something about that.