[PICTURES] China National Highway G219: Lhasa–Ngari–Kashgar overland
[Sep26 23:11–Sep27 06:30] Train K509, Tianjin–ShijiazhuangNorth, 425 km, hard sleeper middle berth
[Sep27 07:05–Sep27 09:37] Train 6031, ShijiazhuangNorth–Yanhui, 86 km, hard seat
[Sep27 10:04–Sep27 10:41] Train 6034, Yanhui–Niangziguan, 19 km, hard seat
[Sep27 17:13–Sep27 18:16] Train 6033, Niangziguan–Yangquan, 39 km, no seat
[Sep27 19:57–Sep28 05:37] Train T41, YangquanNorth–Xi'an, 888 km, hard seat from Yangquan North to Yan'an, hard sleeper upper berth from Yan'an to Xi'an
[Sep28 11:45–Sep28 21:00] Train G824, Xi'anNorth–ShenzhenNorth, 2221 km, second class seat; It was the opening day of the Xi'an to Shenzhen high-speed train service, 2000+ km in 9h15m include 11 intermediate stops.
[Sep29] Bus to Hong Kong
[Sep30 14:47–Sep30 16:42] Train T818, HungHom (Kowloon, HK)–GuangzhouEast, 173 km
[Oct01 16:14–Oct01 20:23] After a metro ride from Guangzhou to Foshan; Train T8349, Foshan–MaomingEast, 339 km, hard seat
G219 “Xinjiang–Tibet Highway”, from Kargilik in Xinjiang to Lhatse in Tibet, is one of the highest major road in the world. The highway is 2143 kilometers long, completed in 1957. It is now under serious renovation. Pavement work has been completed but in a short section between Xinjiang–Tibet border to Ritog. The project is set to complete next summer.