The handsome guy in the video is called Greg Fountain. One month ago, Greg left Bahrain and started a new life in Beijing.
At that time, he was shocked by China's chunyun, also known as the Spring Festival travel season, when hundreds of millions of people travelling home across China for the new year, and travelling back to the cities they work in after the Chinese New Year holiday. Bahrain, the country he lived in before coming to China, has a population of less than 500 thousand.
Inspired by his curiosity about how China manages the world's largest annual human migration, Greg decided to take a Chinese train to have the personal experience.
There is an old Chinese proverb: that it's better to travel 10,000 miles than read 10,000 books – perhaps not on the trains like this though!
Dubbed "Lv Pi Che" or "green-skinned" train for the colour of their exterior paint, these crowded, noisy antiques were steam-driven, rarely topped 40 km per hour and could take days to reach their destination.
This is an electric train with air conditioning and softer seats, and the services on board have also improved.
These trains were still very crowded, filled with business people, migrant workers and students travelling to the big cities – all with hope in their eyes, and the confident expectation of a bright future.
This is China Railway High-speed, known as CRH or HéxiéHào, which literally means harmony.
In less than three hours, you can complete a journey that would have taken a full day on a green-skinned train's yesteryear.