3/26/04 - 4/2/04 Shanghai

Shanghai Travel Blog

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Ganbei!

Had to beg and plead, but managed to wheedle my way into a trip to Shanghai for a few days.  My first ever visit to Asia.

Flew from JFK to Pudong International with Northwest by way of Tokyo Narita.  Not in Tokyo long enough to count it as a visit...never left the airport.

Arrived in Shanghai and met up with the group of colleagues who were also present from the Netherlands.  We all stayed at the Renaissance hotel in Pudong, very recently opened...most taxi drivers didn't even know where it was yet!

We did a lot of typical tourist attractions...Jinmao tower (Grand Hyatt Hotel) where you can get views fromthe 55/56th floor and 88th floor, The Bund, Nanjing Road to Renmin Square, Old Town and Yuyuan Gardens.

Three nice group dinners introduced me to some interesting foods and the very potent Chinese drinks.

ms_travelr says:
I'm planning on going at the end of May to participate in a dragonboat festival. The teams will be paddling on the Suzhou River in the north west area of Shanghai,Putuo District. Looking forward to it. I really like the foto of old Shanghai from the 88th floor. Thanks for sharing.
Posted on: Apr 18, 2008
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Ganbei!
Ganbei!
Jin Mao Tower (Grand Hyatt)
Jin Mao Tower (Grand Hyatt)
Pearl TV Tower
Pearl TV Tower
View of Alaska from the plane to N…
View of Alaska from the plane to …
Green Laser Light Show
Green Laser Light Show
View from my hotel in Pudong
View from my hotel in Pudong
Grand Hyatt, view from 56 to 88th …
Grand Hyatt, view from 56 to 88th…
And back dowm from 88 to 56
And back dowm from 88 to 56
Pudong, the Hangpu River and Down…
Pudong, the Hangpu River and "Dow…
View from 88th Floor of Jin Mao To…
View from 88th Floor of Jin Mao T…
View up river from 88th floor
View up river from 88th floor
View of Old Shanghai from 88th Flo…
View of Old Shanghai from 88th Fl…
Night view from Jin Mao
Night view from Jin Mao
River boat on Hangpu River
River boat on Hangpu River
River boat and Pudong towers from …
River boat and Pudong towers from…
View on the Bund
View on the Bund
View on the Bund
View on the Bund
View on the Bund
View on the Bund
Aftermath of dinner.  No one wante…
Aftermath of dinner. No one want…
East meets West
East meets West
Goldfishing...
Goldfishing...
Smile for the camera!
Smile for the camera!
Welcome to Shanghai
Welcome to Shanghai
Yuyuan
Yuyuan
An imposing facade
An imposing facade
Jingansi Plaza
Jingansi Plaza
Chen Li...Not Chairman Mao!
Chen Li...Not Chairman Mao!
Not a little teapot...
Not a little teapot...
Old Shanghai
Old Shanghai
Old Shanghai
Old Shanghai
Old Shanghai
Old Shanghai
Temple Detail in Old Shanghai
Temple Detail in Old Shanghai
Ornately carved decorations in a r…
Ornately carved decorations in a …
Shanghai
photo by: Chokk