China Summer 2012 - Shanghai


Our Itinerary text and a map are located at this link

Click here for the Shanghai Section of the Trip

Click here for the Yangtze River Cruise and the Three Gorges Dam Section of the Trip

Click here for the Terra Cotta Soldiers in Xian

Click here for the Beijing Section of the Trip


Read how Chinese enter text data into their cell phones and computers


Fourth Day Below

Making a silk rug

Cutting the three dimensional relief into the rug.

Cynthia checking out the rugs.

Our Chinese meal

The red arrow points to the tallest building in Shanghai.

The Shanghai Museum

The Shanghai Museum

The Shanghai Museum

The Shanghai Museum

The Shanghai Museum

The Shanghai Museum

The Shanghai Museum


Third Day Below

Clyde, Cynthia and Becky

Cynthia and Becky buying beads

In the old city, the bridge has zigzags to keep the bad spirits from crossing the river.


Second Day Evening Below

One of the walking streets at night.
This photo really does show well enough the massive extent of the neon lights.

Our Florida neighborhood friends Becky and Clyde took us to a very night place for dinner that was located in the Peace Hotel which was all very ''Art Deco'' decor

Overlooking the river from the Bund section of Shanghai.
Some of the major sky scrappers are on the other side of the river.


Second Day Below

Walking street where our restaurant was located

An outdoor restaurant. However, we ate at another indoor restaurant.

Lunch - Chinese dumplings with shrimp inside.

Portable ice cream stand behind us. My Florida neighbor, Clyde, stands with me.

Very interesting. The line ridges in the sidewalk are there for blind people to navigate. The circles in the red square that I drew are of a different texture to tell the blind that a cross walk is there.


First Day Below

YES, it does rain in China. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny.
We arrived in Shanghai last night after many hours flying from Miami with a plane connection in Los Angeles.
The city is fantastic.  It is very clean and very modern.
Our hotel (Portman Ritz Carlton) is great.

It is amazing when you think that most of the city has been built within the past 25 years or so. I was in China in the early 1990's, and believe me, it looked nothing like this.

Where we ate lunch. We were the only Americans in the place. No one understood English. Ordering lunch was an experience.
In front of each customer is a sunken electric burner. They bring a you a boiling soup pot, so there is a lot of steam. The customers then cook vegetables in the hot soup.

Our soup pots steaming away and Cynthia cooking her lunch.

There are many bicycles and scooters. Many are electrically driven, so they are quiet. There is not a lot of street noise.


Our Itinerary text and a map are located at this link

Click here for the Shanghai Section of the Trip

Click here for the Yangtze River Cruise and the Three Gorges Dam Section of the Trip

Click here for the Terra Cotta Soldiers in Xian

Click here for the Beijing Section of the Trip