Today we got to experience one of the fastest if not the fastest in the world. This train was unbelievable in the fact we reached speeds up to 330 kph. Our trip consisted of leaving South Beijing to Tianjin. To cover a little of 70 miles it only took us around 25 minutes. It was an awesome experience that made me think about if Minnesota was to build a similar transportation system from varies places, for example Duluth to the twin cities. The main reason why they probably wouldn’t bother is that Beijing and Tianjin have 15 and 11 million people respectively. This would raise the concern of whether it would even be profitable. While arriving at the train station it was set up similar to an airport. Yet they only had a few destinations. It was rather cheap, but there are not nearly enough Minnesotans to sustain an operation like that. I thought it was cool how the train gave you updated speeds along the way. One thing I noticed were advertising billboards that did not really make sense to me because it would be so easy for someone to miss the companies message because of the speed. Riding this train was an awesome experience and worthwhile and just reiterated my feeling of how different there culture is from ours at home.