Shanghai

Shanghai Travel Blog

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arriving at the cruise
So after a 10 hour flight from heathrow we arrived in Shanghai ans were informed that we will be inspected for swine flu by taking our tempertaure. After filling in the immigration forms we were free to go, so no inspection. At the immigration in the airport there were taking our temperature, but we were all clear so we could continue our travels in China.

We met our tour guide Tracy who was one of the best tour guides we had in the trip. She was so nice, friendly and funny and she got to know us and we go to know her for the time we had her. After leaving the airport which was around 10 am, we arrived at resturant to have lunch around 11am, and this became typical to go for a meal immediatly coming off a plane.
arriving in shanghai airport
During lunch got to know the rest of tour group, there was 10 of us all together, so a nice small group and everyone one nice.

After lunch we went to check in at the hotel in Holiday Inn, a really nice hotel and rested for a couple of hours. That night we went to the shopping area in shanghai and it was beautiful as there so many people and the lights on the buildings, amazing.

After a long night rest, i was ready to tour. In the morning we went to a temple, which i had seen so many times in Thailand so this was nothing new for me, but nice to see as i had not been to asis in 4 years. The temple was nice and i really liked the smell of the incents that were there.

We went to a jade factory, and had an in depth tour around the factory and history lecture about jade. Jade is a specila type of stone quite stone and the most common colour is green.
me might have been inspected for swine flu
I was not intrested in this, but still intresting to know, unfortunately this was not our last jade factory, at the end of the tour we taken of course to those empty shops that are expensive and nobody buys anything from.

In the afternoon we visited the Wu Garden. That area was nice as it as old chinese style builidngs but it was really busy. That evening we taken to a srcobatic show which was really good. There was alot of talent in it, and the some of acts where stunning, it was fantastic.

The last day we went to the the museum, which had a variety of all things, and it was intrersting to see real old chinese artifacts.

Tracy suggested if we wanted to take the maglev train, which is the fastest train in the world and reaches up to 430 km/h. So we took the train which takes you to the airport, and it was an expierence. It was going so fast, it was kind of a blur when looking outside.

We departed from Shanghai and going to the docks to take 8 day crusie on the Victoria Pirnce cruise
alto_clef says:
yep hehe
Posted on: Aug 12, 2009
rintjez says:
430 km/h? Doh, of course everything looked blurry! haha!
Posted on: Aug 12, 2009
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arriving at the cruise
arriving at the cruise
arriving in shanghai airport
arriving in shanghai airport
me might have been inspected for s…
me might have been inspected for …
arcobat show
arcobat show
arcobat show
arcobat show
the river is as busy as the roads
the river is as busy as the roads
our crusie boat
our crusie boat
shanghai at night
shanghai at night
our cabin room
our cabin room
me with our tour guide tracy
me with our tour guide tracy
weird food at supermarket
weird food at supermarket
mc donadls here is quite cheap
mc donadls here is quite cheap
river boat trip
river boat trip
this boat is overloaded and is nea…
this boat is overloaded and is ne…
holiday in shanghai our hotel
holiday in shanghai our hotel
starbucks
starbucks
wu garden shopping area
wu garden shopping area
wu garden
wu garden
Maglev train, the fasest in the wo…
Maglev train, the fasest in the w…
110 km/h
110 km/h
179 km/h
179 km/h
273 km/
273 km/
top speed 431 km/h
top speed 431 km/h
train takes you to shanghai airport
train takes you to shanghai airport
the exp in shanghai 2010
the exp in shanghai 2010
Museum
Museum
another weird sign
another weird sign
old coins
old coins
old banknotes
old banknotes
furniture
furniture
sculputres
sculputres
bronze
bronze
temple
temple
another funny sign
another funny sign
train station to suzhou
train station to suzhou
tracy our tour guide
tracy our tour guide
if i could reach my other hand i w…
if i could reach my other hand i …
our tour group
our tour group
truly amazing
fastest train in world
Shanghai
photo by: Chokk