Wow! So this is Shanghai


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May 17th 2018
Published: May 19th 2018
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Everything about Shanghai is amazing; well at least what we saw. On the way there our tour operator Anthony told us that Shanghai's population is 31 million - the highest population of any Chinese city and fifth in the world in terms of population - and since we have around 25 million in Australia our whole population pales into insignificance by comparison. Located in the Yangtze River Delta it h... Read Full Entry



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Shanghai Baoshan Delta HotelShanghai Baoshan Delta Hotel
Shanghai Baoshan Delta Hotel

Where we stayed on our last night in China
Michelle at the bottom of the hotel stairs Michelle at the bottom of the hotel stairs
Michelle at the bottom of the hotel stairs

It was rather 'over the top' but room service certainly didn't match the opulence.



19th May 2018

Love Kev's coffee!
19th May 2018

Love Kev's coffee
Well it certainly was different...and it tasted good too!
19th May 2018
Where Kev has a coffee

Coffee for Art's sake
Now that's a coffee...a coffee with a rose...a cuppa to remember!
19th May 2018
Where Kev has a coffee

Coffee for Art's sake
I think it must have been made with a stencil - it's certainly not the usual coffee art work.
19th May 2018

Shanghai
They said if you built roads they would come. They said that about Shanghai and they did come. On our visits to Shanghai we were amazed how smoothly the traffic flowed considering the massive population. And you had free space on the Bund to wander...fantastic.
19th May 2018

Shanghai
You've obviously explored much more of Shanghai than we had the opportunity to do on our very short visit there.
20th May 2018

Ooh that hat
Great photos again, the hat needs a little loving 😜
20th May 2018

Ooh that hat
I think it needs a good wash! M xx
20th May 2018

Ooh that hat
I think it needs a good wash! M xx
21st May 2018

Shanghai
Loved reading your blog, Michelle. So well written. Brought back heaps of memories.
21st May 2018

Shanghai
So glad that you enjoyed the blog; it was certainly fun living it!!
21st May 2018

Pleased you both enjoyed Shanghai. The first time I went to prepare a water management bid and I had never seen so many bicycles in my life. Many people were dresses in the blue overall type of clothes and there were few cars. In later times the transformation of Shanghai was amazing. It is now more like any other international city with an oriental flavour. I was lucky to visit Shanghai many times and worked in the industrial Pudong area and also in a city a couple of hours away called Changshu. I always remember walking on the Bund when one of the usual hawkers came up offering me a Rolex no less! I bought it for a few Yuan and it lasted until the next morning! Where next for the honeymooners?
21st May 2018

Wow! So this is Shanghai
On reflection though I do wonder where this constant belief in consumerism is leading us, and more importantly our children and grandchildren. It's a conundrum! But you've certainly been lucky to see two different sides to China. The honeymooners are off to Melbourne next! Watch this space. M xx
22nd May 2018

Enjoying Shanghai
Many cities are built on drug trade.I've never had much interest in Shanghai but you've got me thinking about it.
22nd May 2018

Enjoying Shanghai
That's true. And humankind have been taking drugs since the Stone Age according to a recent report I read. What I object to is the idea that we should have a 'war on drugs' for so called illicit drugs. Treating such drug use as a public health issue would lead to a reduced crime rate and is a much better way to go. But as with so many issues, it's complicated! You should definitely consider a trip to China though.
25th May 2018

Planning Shanghai
November will see me in Shanghai and you've both got me excited. How safe did you feel I'm a (mid 60's) solo traveller but not done so for 2 years. You travel as a couple independently and join groups for sightseeing only? You are inspirational.!
28th May 2018

Planning Shanghai
Good to hear from you. We're both in our mid 70's and while we usually travel independently, for our China trip we were on an organised tour; the reason being that the cost was such a bargain. And I've never felt unsafe no matter where we've travelled to. When in Colombia for example, while we felt very safe (travelling independently) we just used common sense. No matter where you are you just need to keep your wits about you!! Enjoy Shanghai; it's a great, and interesting place to travel to.

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