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February 12, 2014

Fast Train to Shanghai!

Fast Train, Shanghai

When we visited Shanghai everyone in our group was eager to experience the fast train. It’s a high-speed magnetic levitation train.

The train travels the 30 km (18.6 miles) in seven minutes and twenty seconds. All I know is that it was incredibly fast. The scenery blurred and the speedo inside the train went up to 431 kilometers. I didn’t feel safe, but then I hate speed. I’m much happier when my feet are planted firmly on the ground. I was very happy to get off at the other end.

Later today (12 Feb) I’m doing a chat about at Coffee Time Romance at 9.00 pm EST. I’ll be talking about my Middlemarch Mates series (feline shifters) and my upcoming Middlemarch Capture series.

I’m taking part in The Romance Studio’s Valentine’s party. You can take part here and win some great prizes.

And finally, don’t forget to enter my contest in the Share the Love blog hop. You might win an Amazon gift certificate!

Have you traveled in a fast train? Do you like speed?


  1. Peggy @ The Pegster Reads

    Looks impressive. But I know what you mean, I don’t like speed at all, and you wouldn’t get me on any theme park rides for example. If we had such a fast train here, that would cut my commute to work short, but also my reading time :)

    • Shelley Munro

      LOL – there’s barely time to open the book and read one page in seven minutes. That’s a good point.

  2. Mary Kirkland

    That train sounds like it might be fun.

  3. Shelley Munro

    Are you a speed freak, Mary?

  4. T.F. Walsh

    Very cool… I’ve been on that train when I was in Shanghai last…:)

    • Shelley Munro

      LOL I’m glad I went on it once, Tania, but I kept thinking it was going to crash!

  5. Maria Zannini

    I used to like speed, but I’m more aware of my mortality now. LOL. I’m not sure I’d feel safe in that train.