Shanghai – Day 2

Check out our first day in Shanghai.    On to day 2. After a quick breakfast in the hotel it was off to the bus stop again, after picking the green line and helping some German tourists with the difference between their leaflet for one company and the fact they were standing at the stop for a different bus company we were on our way to the Jing’an Temple. The Jing’an Temple is a well known temple and has been… View Post

Shanghai – Day 1

After a rest our Shanghai journey began. Our hotel was located close to the Yuyuan Gardens so we wandered down through some interesting shopping streets and into the Yuyuan Gardens area. It’s a warren of streets with restaurants and shops, a little on the touristy side but interesting nonetheless. We walked around absorbing the atmosphere, its was packed and I mean PACKED with tourists. We fought our way across the stone bridge across the lake/pond thing taking in the sights as… View Post

Departing for Shanghai China – Day 1

China day 1 began with a drive to the airport (about 2 hour drive) which went without too many hitches, left the car with Purple Parking, passed quickly through check in (as had checked in online), security and were in the departures lounge before we knew it. Time for some breakfast and a quick browse round the shops before we had killed the 3 hour wait and were off to the departure gate. This was the first time we had… View Post