This tip is about an incident I saw and witnessed while boarding the train, attached is a photo (a little blur, sorry) I snap so quickly of an old man and old woman (looks like husband and wife).
That day, at around 3pm, heavy rain, I went to the Shaoguan East Station to wait for boarding that starts at 3.43pm, as usual all baggage must go through the scanning shiit and after that will walk to the boarding gate to sit down waiting.
FYI, Railway station in China has invented a whole new boarding concept, they called it "Luxury Boarding Room" of which passengers will have to pay an additional 10 Yuan to be allowed into a special gated room called "Luxury Boarding Room", cheap drinks included. I paid 10 Yuan to get in.
Somehow when I look inside closely at the "Luxury Boarding Room", especially the chairs, tables, floors and walls, all are so ermmm...and stinks.
I waited for a while, suddenly I heard an old couples shouted so loud at the pay 10 Yuan entrance, they paid and they shout at somebody, they keep shouting all the way inside and outside the "Luxury Boarding Room", they shouted for about 10 minutes non-stop.
I could not quite understand their strong village accent but I managed to capture the overall meaning of what they were shouting..... "Fcuking Corrupted %^$#%& !!!!"
Always remember to buy train ticket at the certified agent (a small shop with the railway logo), never go directly to the railway station to buy ticket because of over-crowded and extreme long queue.
Ask your hotel where to locate train ticket counter or shop/agent, they should know.
Buy bus ticket is much easier, you can go directly to the bus station.
And also remember to do homework before you buy train ticket, here is a train ticket website, inside you can find prices, seat positions, distance and time arriving, departing and the entire time-table.