Sunday, October 21, 2007

TGV France

We took a TGV (train à grande vitesse) from Geneva to Avignon. If you have seen Mr. Bean's latest movie (the one he went on a holiday), Avignon is the place he go around chasing after the chicken to pick his bus ticket. It is a beautiful place with lots of castles. Even the place we stayed was within the fort. Will post about it later.

View of the train from outside

TGV's trains are quite nice. The orientation of their seats is like our VIP buses. 2 seats on one side and 1 seat on the other. Some carriages have seats facing each other and seperated with a coffee table. It's good if you are travelling in a group so you can talk to all your friends or family members.

A view of the train's interior

PiggyBeng likes its speed. TGV travels extremely fast.... it records is 574.8 km/h! It was so amazing to be in that speed. I remembered we can hardly see anything as it passes us in a flash... even when we were standing on the platform, it's like a bullet that shot past!



A view of the 2nd class carriage


A view of the cafeteria

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