Shanghai Travel Blog› entry 8 of 18 › view all entries
Johnny and I arrived in the sleeperbus in Shanghai in the morning...all piped up as Douggie was coming today! YAY! We spent the day getting used to the public transport then made our way to the airport and meet Doug and Mel (a workmate of Doug's). We got there by travelling on the Maglev- one of the fastest trains in the world. On ran up to 430 kms per hour- covering a distance of 30kms in 8 mins! Crazy stuff! We managed to get to arrivals in time to greet Douggie and Mel with huge hugs and alot of catching up. We got back to the hostel (via another trip on the maglev- had to!) and intorduced our new felloe travellers to the delicious tastes of street food!
Next day we tried to squeeze in as much of Shanghai into a day as we could.
We all packed our bags and left the next day. Dougie and Mel got thier first taste of the Chinese Train system and realised we werent exaggerating about having to get thier early! We managed to only just get on the train before it left for Hangzhou...which leads us to our next adventures...