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Oct 22, 2017 - Shanghai, China

September 20th - Flew first class from ORD to PVG. Karah ordered 4 different glasses of wine for lunch, we also wore airplane pajamas. We arrived in the afternoon and Karah forgot her debit PIN. Went to Xintiandi and had xiaolongbao and spring rolls. Went to the Bund at night and then had dinner at Grandmother's restaurant. September 21st -

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Oct 21, 2017 - Final Day Fun

The last day in Shanghai started with a leisurely breakfast and saying goodbye to members of our tour group who had earlier flights than three of us. At noon we headed out of the hotel with Ted, our UCLA study group leader, who lived in Shanghai many years ago. He first developed an interest in Chinese culture and language when his father was a Pan Am pilot and the family lived in Hong Kong. We took a bus part way across town and went into a "secret" garden that is owned by the city and has a tea house. There we enjoyed mugs of tea and...

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China and Tibet 2017

Oct 20, 2017 - Stepping Out in Shanghai

We arrived in Shanghai very late the night of October 19 after a flight from Yiching. The next afternoon we spent time at the Shanghai Museum and did not have nearly enough time there. I was only able to go through the Jade Room and the Chinese Furniture Gallery. In the evening we had a reception on the 11th floor of the hotel with a view of the Bund. The views are incredible.

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China and Tibet 2017

Aug 17, 2017 - Shanghai - much happier second time round

Following long queues and a quick train back to Shanghai we wanted to make the most of the short time we had here before leaving for Hong Kong. We checked into a nice hotel in a residential neighbourhood and had a quick walk around the local area. There were a number of eateries but one in particular took our fancy as it sold a local snack which Adam used to eat when he lived in Beijing. This became breakfast for the next two days! We decided to go to YuYuan gardens. They were beautiful and so was the surroundings with lots of little shops...

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Aug 10, 2017 - Shanghai - a tale of two halves

Our Shanghai experience has been split into two halves, the first half being the lowest point in our four months of travelling and the second half being a lot more positive. It began before we left New Zealand Adam mentioned he was feeling very achy, with a 12 hour flight ahead of us he took some tablets and lucky for us managed some how to get through it. Once we arrived in Shanghai we decided to take the maglev train to a the city. It's the fastest one in the world and can reach speeds of up to 430km/h. We headed to the hotel and Adam...

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May 2, 2017 - Shanghai'd

April 18th (Monday) Up SO early this morning – just could not sleep. Bruce got up and turned on bright bathroom lights only to learn that it was only 5:30am – he thought it was 6:30. Anyway, we got up and went down early for breakfast – just as well. When the hairy hordes (other group tours and business people) descended on the buffet en masse like a plague of locusts we had pretty much completed our petit dejeuner by then. Out at 9am in our Big Blue Bus (BBB) and hooked up with the other 34 travellers – all Canadians. Seem like a good lot....

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May 1, 2017 - China Bound

This was a two-weeks group tour to China that starts in Shanghai, then on to Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou, a 4 day cruise on the Yangtze, then off to Beijing to see the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. We knew it would just give us a quick glimpse of this amazing Country but feel it's a "good start". Before getting further into this though: someone told me the photos in my blog are too small to see - I guess they didn't know to tap on the photos to enlarge them so, just in case there's anyone else out there who doesn't know. .......... 17th...

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Nov 24, 2016 - Off to China

My name is Diana. My husband Marc and I booked a 12 day trip to China (our 2nd trip there) through Travel Rewards China in Canada (Nexus Holidays in the US). Though the trip was somewhat disorganized it turned out ok. We had been to China in 2008 with a company called China Spree. They were much better organized and paced the trip better. The trip was a great price so you get what you pay for. Some days were simply too long, 12 hours. It started in Shanghai and repeated a couple of places we had been on our last trip. The last 4 days were...

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Nov 11, 2016 - In Shanghai

Vandaag weer een geweldige dag gehad. Eerst een wandeling door de oudste wijk van Shanghai en daarna naar de uitkijk op de 88ste verdieping van de Jinmao toren. Na de lunch naar de Franse consessiewijk met de PC Hoofdstraat van Shanghai. Wat een contrast. Rest van de middag op eigen gelegenheid de stad verkend met leuke autootjes maar ook zware schooltassen. Uiteindelijk de dag afgesloten met Shanghai by night.

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Nov 10, 2016 - Van Suzhou naar Shanghai

In de ochtend naar een zijdefabriek geweest. In Thailand hadden we dit al ambachtelijk gezien maar hier gebeurt het machinaal. Toch weer anders. Vervolgens met de bus naar Sjanghai. Wow, wat een metropool, weliswaar met vreemde stoplichten maar wel een Alfa-kroeg. 's Avonds lekker on-Chinees bij McDonalds gaan eten.

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Oct 28, 2016 - Shanghai

We made it back to the familar Koyal International Hotel which would be home to our group for the next two nights. The following day had no tours planned and was open for personal trips. With Sky's help we devised a plan to get going after a lazy morning to the Science Museum with a shopping complex next door leaving us to choose. We thought we would have enough time in the morning to take a walk in the nearby Gao Qiao park but only made it around the block, discovering a nearby Starbucks, Burger King and several restaurants including a...

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Oct 27, 2016 - Hangzhou - Shanghai

Our stay at the MetroPark Hotel was memorable for the opulence of the lobby and the security of the building. One could not go to any other floor apart from their own assigned room floor as the elevators required a tap authorization to go up but not to go down to the lobby. While on our dinner jaunt, I noticed security tapings on all the service manhole covers and other utility access on the pavement which was in preparation for the massive security needed for the G20 summit After breakfast we convened in the grand lobby to go out on our...

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