Tag Archives: China

Travelling to Hong Kong

It was hard to leave Shanghai, but we need to stick to our plan and cover as much territory as possible. We took the new MagLev train from Shanghai station to the airport.  The equivalent of $7 will get you … Continue reading

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Historic Shanghai

Today was more of a historic day to see a little more of the museum and older districts scene. First was a quick visit to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center.  The picture above is 1/60th of the city of … Continue reading

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Downtown Shanghai like NYC Times Square

When you have a free afternoon on a sunny fall day in downtown Shanghai, what do you do? Go check out the famous shopping district of course! Our hotel (Waldorf Astoria) that is right on the Bund is only a … Continue reading

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Shanghai

After visiting Beijing, the Great Wall, Xi’an, Chengdu, Leshan, the Panda Bears and the Terracotta Warriors, it was time to visit Shanghai. Without question, not only is Shanghai the largest city in the world, it is much different than other Chinese cities.  I can … Continue reading

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Rural China

We flew into Guilin, but we are staying in a resort near Yungshou which provides for interesting places to run of course! It looks like a wonderful place to do some hiking, but we unfortunately did not have enough time. … Continue reading

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Mountains of China

It was a gorgeous sunrise this morning from our top floor room at the St Regis in Chengdu. The top floor was thanks to being a Titanium Elite in the Marriott Bonvoy program with a complimentary upgrade 🙂 Today, our … Continue reading

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Largest Buddha in the World

Today, we ventured west to Leshan China to explore a rare site. We took a train, but you can also take buses or private cars. It is about an hour and a half away from Chengdu. One important thing to … Continue reading

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