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However, the REAL train story happened yesterday! In
Maglev works with magnets. The train has no wheels. Instead it “floats” above the track using magnets! You know how if you take two magnets and put them next to each other they will repel? Same idea, but they use electricity to charge the magnets.
The ride was very smooth and the train just kept accelerating, and accelerating. Each direction we passed another train going the other way. One train was decelerating and the other accelerating at the time, so they were both going about 350km/hr…for a combined closing speed of 700km/hr! You felt a “whump!” when this happened and just saw a flash of the other train as it passed.
The scenery just blew by as well. I tried to take a picture of a parking lot out the window, but it’s completely blurry.
Here are some links for more information about this train:
Oh yea, in Shanghai we stayed at the tallest hotel in the world (http://shanghai.grand.hyatt.com/). It was unbelievably nice and a beautiful structure.