Literally, I am actually "flying", without wings. The similarities between the high speed rail from Kaohshiung to Taipei, and aircraft, are just way too many. They both have:
- an in-flight/train magazine
- a traytable
- a food/beverage cart, and an attendant
- overhead baggage
- seats that recline annoyingly
- arrival music when you reach your destination
- business class
They travel at 300 km/h, but it didn't really feel like it - just, kind of like a plane that kept accelerating slowly, never taking off...
Oh yeah - turns out there's also a Playstation 3 game featuring this very railway I just took. Awesome.