A trip such as this can have multiple unforeseen obstacles. You have to creatively adapt to solve the problem.
When I arrived at the airport, I tried to get a sim but it didn't work (so no connection with my contact here), I managed to make my way throughout the BJ subway system (which makes TO subway look like a joke), on to the bullet train and to TJ.
By this time it had been 4 hours since I landed, and because I hadn't communicated with my contact, they went home for the night instead of picking me up.
It's all good, I found a hotel and got settled. I caught a cold the day of leaving so the cigarette smoke smelling room sucked. The first thing I've learned to appreciate about Canada is how strong the laws are on prohibiting smoking. And less of the population smokes as well.
So how do you solve such a problem? I used some of my essential oils to rub on my feet and neck to help with the cold, then boiled some water with a few drops in the kettle to have the steam make the room smell nice. I then left the water in the kettle over night so I can use it the next morning as my drinking water.
The photos attached are of the platforms for trains. All of them are electric, and go 290km/h silently and without vibration from internal combustion engines. The top photo is the 3rd or 4th floor of this building. It's apparent how much the government spends on infrastructure here.