I left Guangzhou to go to Haikou, the capital city of the province of Hainan. Hainan is the island just below mainland China and it's known as "China's Hawaii" (and no, I'm not joking.) Haikou is far from Hawaii living, more of a slightly less developed part of China with more palm trees and tropical weather. Though there are parts of the island that are lush and green, the cities and town that I visited all have the feel of a 2nd world country. But this post isn't about my thoughts of Hainan, rather about the interesting experience of taking a train to an island. How does one take a train over water? Well, by boat silly. :)
China's engineers came up with the idea to load the train from port to boat with a pretty impressive system. It ran pretty smoothly and I'm somewhat surprised more countries don't use systems like this.