First time I got on one, I didn't believe we were going so quick, so I pulled out my smartphone, enabled GPS, and sure enough 298kmph. Crazy. Amazing. Awesome.
What is it like looking out the side windows at that speed, I hate it in a car, I am not saying my wife drives that fast it just feels like it. Nausea soon sets in. My wife loves the high speed trains in China.
Just like flying except the seats, in First at least, are much more comfortable and the train stays on the ground.
My wife, who commutes, is now very sad that she has to return to the Wairarapa Line train.....!