Courtesy of Alistair Weaver Traveller Patrick Hort reports from a ferry ride in 2017: "There were just five of us on the ferry including three Westerners! .
Bring a jacket along for the evening trips. .
Do tickets sell out?We have done our darndest to try and figure out when this might happen, and have indicated it in the schedule below. .I was tempted to jump off at Xian to go see the terracotta warriors but restrained myself, as there's always next year. .So change some money into yen before you board the ship!" Train travel within Japan For information about train travel in Japan, see the Japan page. .Departing from Hong Kong, you should arrive at Kowloon's Hung Hom station 45 minutes before departure for passport control exit formalities.It also means you can hold accommodation while you finalise your itinerary, and alter your plans as they evolve - a great feature I use all the time when putting a trip together.White Pine County Residents who are not members can sign up for a White Pine Pass for free that entitles you to 10 off regular excursion train tickets.There will be a queue in front of each kiosk.
The ship was full - mainly Chinese pensioners, only 5 westerners. .Train tickets are best booked at least 3-4 days in advance, preferably more, apart from peak holiday periods when they should be booked as soon as reservations open or secured through a train ticketing agency who knows the ropes, as trains get very fully-booked weeks.To book tickets, complete the online form and you'll get a email acknowledgement. .Suddenly I stopped coughing and could breathe much more easily. .These local offices charge an RMB 5 (50p or 1) extra fee, just ask your hotel if there is one nearby or use the ' london fog promo code 2015 Train Ticket Office Search'. .