Tag Archives: China

How Not To Catch An Aeroplane – Shanghai-Style

Some days you don’t know it when you wake up but you are going to be very unlucky or very lucky. Our day leaving Shanghai turned out to be one of those. It started out nice and relaxed. We went … Continue reading

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Shanghai – Seeing Sights

The day after our big day in Shanghai was wetter and cooler. We had a second day on our hop-on bus pass and set off to explore some more. We linked up with a bus on the temple/shopping route, and … Continue reading

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A Big Day Out in Big Shanghai

Our first full day in China didn’t start so well, and then ended a little¬†bizarrely. But mostly it was amazing; an eye-opener – Shanghai is a modern city with lots of surprises. We had a bit of a loose plan … Continue reading

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China Reconstructed – Part 1

Our China adventure started in Shanghai. Largest city in China and one of the largest in the world. Air New Zealand flew us there nicely and we even managed a few hours sleep. And arrived at the very civilised time … Continue reading

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To China and Back …

Sorry about the silence. The difficulties and frustrations got the better of me. Posting just got too hard. I think having my web stuff hosted in the US might not have helped. I could sort-of access my blog stuff, but … Continue reading

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Today’s Picture From China

After my success yesterday getting to post an actual picture from our travels, I’m going to try to repeat my efforts. Today has been a wet sort of day. The rain set in after we started walking/wandering around the old … Continue reading

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A Picture From China

Good moorning froom China frm the keyboard with the randoom letter O. Anyway, it’s aboout time I tried to post a picture.

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Impressed by Shanghai

So here we are then. Tuckered out in Shanghai. 6.30pm and 28 degrees with humidity of 88 %. Steamy is what it is. We have been here for a couple of days and have had a good go seeing some … Continue reading

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Just One More Sleep Then Off to China

After Staveley and the sausage rolls, we stayed for a couple of days at Methven. We went for a drive to find Lake Coleridge. For a large lake it proved surprisingly elusive. Sufficiently elusive for us to admit we didn’t … Continue reading

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