This morning P & I parted company: he took the Maglev to the airport (450kph / 8 mins) and I took the regular high speed train to Beijing (300kph / 5hrs 20mins). Not done this before and wanted time to think instead of all this haring around. Was hoping also to see some nice countryside en route, but it was fairly unremarkable: flat terrain punctuated by concrete and in parallel with expressways.
Nephew Dominic is here. Liz took him to the Forbidden City this morning and we all met up for dinner after the girls' art class. Nice to see him.