This was our second visit to Shanghai and once again, we made the trip for the Port Adelaide football game which took place on Sunday 2 June at Jiangwan Stadium against St Kilda. The result, a 70 point victory, was most satisfying to the Power fans who had made the trip. Our seats were just to the right of the northern end and we were shaded for about the last three quarters which was great because the weather that day was very warm and sunny. We are becoming more at ease in this humongous city and this time around we were adventurous in our subway travels and taxi catching. The subway is very easy to negotiate once you get the hang of it and taxis are inexpensive. Fun fact: about ten million people catch the subway every day. I can attest to the fact it sometimes gets quite crowded in those carriages. Shanghai is big, busy, clean (ish) and has some lovely areas which are especially beautiful by night. People are helpful and the city feels very safe. It is well worth visiting.
RP was born a long time ago and was much loved by her family. When she had finished schooling, she travelled to the land of her ancestors, Italy, and fell in love. Not with a person, but rather with the surreal experience of arriving in a place she had never been before and feeling like she had never left. She spent a year in that land and then went back to Oz where she started working. Eventually she married and had three children. Her children have all grown up now, and some have started doing their own travelling. In recent times, RP has returned to Europe and discovered other places she no... full info