It’s not on a boat, it’s not on a plane, it’s on a train. The newest way to send your freight from China to Europe involves spending 15 days on a train that doesn’t have a buffet car in sight.
On 3 January in Yiwu in eastern China, a bright orange locomotive pulling 44 containers laden with suitcases, clothes and an assortment of household goods set off on a 7,500-mile journey to western Europe. A trip that takes 2 weeks to get to London.
So how long until this train adds passenger cars?
Would you take a 2 week train ride from China to London?
Depending on the price, the comfort of the ride and dining options, it would be a great way to see some very exotic locations.
NPR just did a story on the very long train ride.