Sue Palmer

Palmers travels

Sue Palmer


Former TravelPod Member: palmers_travels

Joined: November 15th, 2013
From: lives in Adelaide,Australia

Asia » Singapore March 26th 2017

Geo: 1.28941, 103.85Today it is critical that we get up and catch our train, 6am the alarm goes off, then we even had time for breakfast, but quickly!We checked out, got a taxi to the train station, although it's only 650m down the road, getting there on time is more the reason. Our huge bags had to be tied into the boot of the taxi, just hope they get to train station with us!! We got there in good time and waited for the gate to open, then boarded the train. A trolley came along wit food and we bought 2 small tubs of icecrams, which cost 70 yuan, 30 yuan more than our whole dinner last night!!2 hours went by quite quickly. We now have to find our way to the subway. We found an ... read more
Reception desk
Lobby roof
Our suitcases tied in the boot!!

Asia » China » Zhejiang » Ningbo March 25th 2017

Geo: 29.88, 121.55This morning, we went to our hotel for breakfast, what a line up of food! So much to choose from. We were getting picked up at 9am for another factory visit, and Clint's excited about this visit too!! As this is a business trip, our visits remain private. We did get fed lunch tho, and later we were taken back to our hotel. We had from 3.30pm to about 8pm to find things to do, so we went back to the man who sold us Dumplings for lunch to take his children some chocolates and biscuits from Australia! The children were so happy! After, we walked to the train station as we thought we would save time by buying tickets today instead of tomorrow. From here we caught the subway, this was an adventure, ... read more
Hotel National
A fancy bridge as we get around Ningbo
Hotel National

Asia » China » Zhejiang » Ningbo March 24th 2017

Geo: 29.88, 121.55We were up early as we had to get to Hongqiao Railway Station, we decided we would get breakfast there to save time. We got a taxi, luckily the roads were quiet until we got the the big elevated roadway, then a lot of the time, we were just crawling. We made it, this place is absolutely huge, through security, then to line up for tickets and hopefully get the right train to Ningbo!! All good, now to sit back for 2 hours and watch the scenery! We arrived safely, then walked to our hotel, just down the road, like 650m away!!! We checked in to the Howard Johnson Plaza Ningbo, and because we haven't stayed here before, we were upgraded to a suite with a personal butler!! Our room was nice, 2 rooms, ... read more
Hotel National - Foyer
Hongqiao Railway Station
John Blakeley

Asia » China March 22nd 2017

Geo: 31.2364, 121.472We ventured out to the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall for breakfast, once again we had Subway for breakfast, easy, good food and cheap! Back on the train to the Trade Fair, so easy to get around on the subway, and cheap. We went back to see more of what we saw yesterday, but had questions for some of the stands. We spent a few hours here, just walking around takes hours!We left the trade fair and went back to the hotel, to change into casual shoes, then we waited to meet a friend, and then we went out for dinner.... read more
And motorised curtain tracking
Pre packed motorised tracking, assemble yourself
Checking out swags and tails

Asia » China March 20th 2017

Geo: 31.2365, 121.472Train trip to North Jiading to meet up with friends... read more
Apartments near North Jiading
Looks like baked Pirahna!!

Asia » China March 19th 2017

Geo: 31.2365, 121.472Free day today to explore Shanghai... read more
Huge fresh strawberries
Fresh cakes
Interesting way to sell fruit juice!

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 18th 2017

Geo: -34.9258, 138.64 weeks after returning from India, we are now of to China for a Trade Show at Pudong, Shanghai -China... read more
Off again to Shanghai via Singapore
Plane selfie
Leaving Adelaide

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne February 18th 2017

Geo: -37.8143, 144.963Our flight back to Australia was via Melbourne, otherwise we wouldn't be home until the 20th, due to Chinese New Year celebrations and all flights on Singapore Airlines being booked out. This part of our trip, I felt sick, the Delhi Belly was starting to affect me. I was feeling cold, very tired and needing to visit the toilet very often! I was planning to finish writing the Travelpod and then get some sleep but my body had other plans!! We got up to cruising height, and the food and drinks trolley came out, just the smell of the coffee made me feel sick. I took the food tray, and a red wine, but only had the water and cheese and crackers.. and the red wine!! Well I got my exercise getting up and ... read more
Inside Virgin Lounge
Virgin Lounge Melbourne
Struggling to smile, so tired!

Asia » Singapore February 17th 2017

Geo: 1.28941, 103.85Well, our trip to India is coming to an end, we are up at 5am today so we can be at the airport by 6.30am, today is going to be a Looooong day, flying via Singapore to Melbourne, then Adelaide! Straight into the shower, no time for breakfast at the Hotel, the breakfast didn't start until I think 7am. We packed all our bags, looked like we were moving house, we had gained one extra big bag full of gifts, and then we bought a few bits and pieces, (like I had bought 5 pairs of shoes, Clint had bought 4!!) and we also had the extra addition of our Wedding outfits, which were actually quite heavy, and bulky. We went downstairs and checked out and they organised us a taxi for the airport. ... read more
Leaving Delhi Airport, very smoggy
Just leaving Delhi
Always lots of ships coming into Singapore

Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Aligarh February 16th 2017

Geo: 27.8938, 78.0681After going to bed at 2.30, (well I did, Clint went a lot earlier) we were up at 6am, a long day ahead of us, travelling back to Delhi today. Luckily I had packed up almost everything last night, there wasn't much really to pack. Clint woke up, still popping the pills to hopefully make him feel better. We checked out of the hotel and waited for Shymal, our driver, to collect us. He was working on Indian time, but he wasn't too late! After we jammed all our luggage in the rear of the car, we were off back to Delhi. Hanh and Thanh are flying out today and need to be at the airport by 11.30am. Clint and I are going back to the same hotel we first stayed at in Delhi, ... read more
Slightly overloaded and lopsided
Pigs casually walking down the road
Nice reflection in such dirty water

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