Saturday, August 16, 2008
Kobe, Japan --> Tianjin, China
We (I?) decided to take the ship from Japan to China. Lots of my friends have done it, and it seemed like it would be more interesting than flying. Plus, we weren't pressed for time at all, an it's affordable, so we did it. We took one that goes from Kobe to Tianjin weekly. It takes 48 hours. The ship accommodates about 400 passengers.
It's pretty nice. You can get a private suite, for about $1000 round trip, or get a 4-, 6-, or 10 person room. If you get the cheapest one, you sleep on futons on the floor next to a bunch of strangers. We opted for beds.