Shanghai - Day #16 September 17th 2005 Friday, September 16, 2005 Weather: Bright and sunny. Temperature: Still in the 80's.
Today we must move. We attempted to book an extra night at the Shangri-la but they were full. That may have been a blessing at $350.00 U.S. per night! Prior to leaving on the trip I was in contact with a friend found on the Virtual Tourist site who is a resident of Shanghai. Emily was kind enough to re ... read more
Asia » China » Shanghai For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
We are a retired American couple in our early 70's who enjoy traveling the world and seeing new and exciting cultures. We have visited all 7 continents and about 75 countries. We live in Maryland during the summer and Florida (snowbirds!) during the winter. Unfortunately, due to a heart attack on Christmas morning of 2007 our desires to be locked into a long aluminum tube for hours on end has waned. It looks like our days of international travel have come to an end. We are so happy that we had the opportunity to see so much when we were able. Now we will sit back and enjoy the blogs of o... full info