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Asia » China » Shanghai » Huangpu May 5th 2011

Today is the last day in Shangahai. I went to Pu Xi. As what I said there is a river acoss Shanghai city so the city was devided by the river. So usually poeple call east side of the river "Pu Dong" and the east side of the river "Pu Xi". My last 2 day trips were all in Pu Dong and that's a new developled area. And from that side of the river we saw fatanstic view of the old Bund. But today I am in Pu Xi and standing on the old bund and look over Lu Jia Zui area in Pu Dong. You may have seen this famous view on TV or photographs already. But today I am here myself and I am also in it, yeah!! I went to the famous Shanghai ... read more
Lao Chenghuang Temple 1
Lao Chenghuang Temple 2
Lao Chenghuang Temple 3

Asia » China » Shanghai » Huangpu December 21st 2010

In China after helping a 12-year-old girl with her English homework on the train journey and I’m loving Shanghai. It was tough following Hong Kong and even though the skyline can’t compare the city was just as awesome. A mixture of huge skyscrapers, winding back alleys full of pagodas and bustling market streets, every corner turned offers you something new. One day I went from being on the 100th floor of the tallest observatory in the world (it’s just a shame they obviously can’t get a window cleaner up there) to wandering the Chinese gardens in the warren of streets and gold edged houses that is the old quarter. The only annoying thing here is that they apparently don’t trust anyone to cross the roads as there are fences on every pavement and you either have ... read more

Asia » China » Shanghai » Huangpu December 14th 2010

On Monday we woke up around 7:30 to get ready to go to SFO. We stopped by Burger King on the way and I ate my usual 2 egg and cheese croissanwhichs. I couldn't sleep well the night before either because I was too excited or I was still in the funk of sleeping poorly during finals week. We arrived at the airport a little before 10 am. My parents decided to wait around until 10:30 for the rest of the group. After I said good bye, I checked in at the counter. After the entire group showed up, we went through security. Going through security was definitely more intense than it was the last time I was at the airport. The have this new metal detector that scans your entire body. My 白人的朋友 didn't have ... read more
Shanghai No. 1 Dispensary
Phebe
The Bund Hotel

Asia » China » Shanghai » Huangpu November 30th 2010

Situé en plein cœur de la vieille ville de Shanghai, le Yu Garden, construit durant la Dynastie Ming en 1559, est de loin le jardin le plus intéressant que j’ai visité jusqu’à présent. Il est aujourd’hui considéré comme l’un des plus beaux de la région. L’endroit est effectivement très agréable. Il y a plein de petits recoins pour s’asseoir, se reposer, contempler quelques parcelles de nature, et discuter tranquillement. Le jardin est en effet constitué de plusieurs parties ou petites zones, aux allures plus ou moins différentes, qui donnent une impression d’arriver dans un nouvel environnement, avec notamment de jolis saules pleureurs. Globalement, c’est assez petit, le tour est vite fait, mais c’est très sympa. Parfois, vous empruntez des passages creusés dans les rochers, mais passez plus majoritairement par des « portes » traditionnelles, qu... read more
Yu Garden (1)
Yu Garden (2)
Yu Garden (3)

Asia » China » Shanghai » Huangpu November 24th 2010

Un petit peu d’absentéisme sur mon blog, désolé pour ceux suivent et attendent impatiemment la suite, mais ce n’est pas toujours facile de s’y atteler régulièrement. Je vais donc reprendre depuis mon arrivée à Shanghai. En descendant de l’avion, je récupère ma valise, et sur les conseils de mon ami Minh, avec qui j’ai passé ma 1ère année à l’UCL en Belgique, je prends le Maglev pour le rejoindre dans le centre-ville. Le Maglev est à ce jour le train le plus rapide du monde. Il m’a fallu à peine 9 minutes depuis l’aéroport pour arriver à la station où on s’était donné rendez-vous, à une vitesse de 430 km/h, assez hallucinant, ça donne même presque la nausée quand vous regardez par les fenêtres.. D’ailleurs, c’est tellement dingue, que tout le monde se faisait prendre en ... read more
Maglev
Mr & Mrs Bund
Bar Rouge

Asia » China » Shanghai » Huangpu October 29th 2010

Yu Yuan or Yu Garden is the best known garden in Shanghai. Yu means "pleasing and satisfying" and yuan means "garden". This garden was first built in 1559 and covers a five acre area. It was opened to the public in 1961. Compared to the other Chinese gardens we have visited, it seemed more like a maze, meaning it had many small areas and seemed harder to find our way around. It did make it quite interesting though as you were never sure what might be around the next corner or through a door. The things that stand out to me as being a little different about Yu Yuan were all of the little carvings on the rooftops and the Dragon Wall throughout the garden. We were with a friend when visiting and didn't take quite ... read more
Building opposite the entrance
Dragon Wall
The Great Rockery

Asia » China » Shanghai » Huangpu August 20th 2010

Day 1 at Expo in Shanghai. There were plenty of awesome pavillions to see and lots to do. ... read more
Photo 42
Photo 12
Photo 3

Asia » China » Shanghai » Huangpu August 19th 2010

City Shanghai, China Language Mandarin Currency Chinese Yuan Climate high 36c - low 26c - sunny This was our last day at the apartment before heading to the airport hotel so decided to spend the morning checking out the view from the 88th floor of the Jinmao tower. We walked back via the musical instrument district to the Bund and went underneath the river through the Bund sightseeing tunnel at a very pricey fee of 45Y - a lot more than the 3Y for the metro! The experience made us smile as it was like a light show from the 70’s as we travelled through the tunnel. Out the other side and we walked to the Jinmao tunnel and caught the lift up to the 88th floor. Quite a weird feeling as you don’t feel the ... read more

Asia » China » Shanghai » Huangpu August 18th 2010

City Shanghai, China Language Mandarin Currency Chinese Yuan Climate high 34c - low 25c - sunny, thunderstorm then fine This morning our plan was to venture out to the “Cybercity” store to buy some cheap computer peripherals on our way to the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel to the other side of the river. On our shopping list in particular was to purchase a new memory stick - as all our life is stored on about half a dozen USB memory sticks that clutter up the bag and take up precious space. We also thought a small travel mouse could be useful and a nice sleeve to keep the netbook protected (it lives in its original packaging at present). So off we went in the direction we thought we had been given but we soon realised that we ... read more
Fish and Chips and pies!
Impressive UK pavillion
The Netherland pavillion

Asia » China » Shanghai » Huangpu August 17th 2010

City Shanghai, China Language Mandarin Currency Chinese Yuan Climate high 34c - low 25c - sunny then a big thunderstorm Today was Expo day. We decided to grab a coffee and pastries (again) on the run and we intended to be at the gates of Expo by about 8.30am. This didn’t happen as Jennie led us once again out the front door of the hotel in the wrong direction! After another exploratory loop we found our way back to our metro stop just a couple of minutes from the hotel. It is a great system and once we worked out that there is an “English” button on the self-service kiosk for tickets we were away....with our 3Y ticket to Expo - just 5 stops away. We are truly fascinated by the lack of consideration on the ... read more
China pavillion
Waiting for Saudi Arabia Pavillion
EXPO peace keeping




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