We are a family of three taking the Beijing - Lhasa train (T27, hard sleeper)). Since it's going to be about 48 hours on that train, and I am concerned about the food. I read several times that the dinning cart is not that good and that there is only boiling water available (by the way, how do you get it?)
I am assuming that there is no microwave available ether. So, what type of food should I take for two days? are there supermarkets around the BJ West Station to buy food before departure? What do locals normally take to the train regarding food?
By the way, is canned food at the supermarkets labeled on Chinese characters only ? (I apologize for my ignorance on this subject..)
Do they have electrical outlets to plug-in a laptop?
Do the 6 people in the cabin share (sit) the two bottom beds during day time? any other option to sit?
Again, sorry for some of these stupid questions...