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Shanghai Travel Blog

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For once we had luck, as we made our connection from Frankfurt to Shanghai and we were the last ones  on the plane.  Unfortunately, our baggage didn't make the connection......  

Shanghai is a very modern city, complete with huge skyscrapers, traffic jams and choking smog.  We spent three days seeing (as much as possible through the smog) the sights of Shanghai, including the 1900s Bund, the futuristic buildings of Pudong new town, Shanghai Museum and walking around various areas of town.

We also had two day trips out of town: first to Sudzou, which is a big city south of Shanghai, famous for its Chinese gardens.  The next was to Hangzhou, which is the most famous and popular holiday destination for Chinese, in China.  There is a beautiful big lake, surrounded by large and green gardens.

We also took an excursion on the Maglev train, which for non-train spotters is a magnetic levitation train - that is it uses magnetic force to propel itself forwards.  It took 8 mins for the journey that our crazy taxi driver took 1 hour to complete!  The Maglev reached speeds of 430km/hour, which is quite fast for a train...

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