Homebound on the Chinese Bullet Train

27 04 2017

It was time for me to go home from Ningbo after spending three days in the Chinese city.

On the way in, our group was picked up at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport and was driven to Ningbo.  Since I had a later flight than most people, going back I was to travel solo on the high-speed train (my first!) the arrangement for which my host took care.

Arriving the Ningbo Railway Station.

Inside the building in the waiting area.

Going down to the platform.

My ride to Shanghai

Getting on and aboard the train which looked very similar to our shinkansen.

Arriving at the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.

The train station is situated next to the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and from there was a cab ride to the other airport.

Arriving at the Pudong Airport.

In the departure hall.

My ride to Tokyo Haneda





Feasting in Ningbo, Part 4

26 04 2017

More food coming from Ningbo, China!

The city is one of major ports of China and they have great and serious seafood and we were taken to the right spot by our host.

Our neighbor’s food platter ^^

We had just as grand a fair.

An impressive display of fresh fish and seafood from which you can pick your dinner.

Gyoza! at the end





Slow Cab in China

25 04 2017

We took the bicycle cab twice while visiting Cicheng outside of Ningbo, China.

This guy had a motor on his bike and he was pretty fast.

A stroll by the lake after lunch

And it was time to get back to our bus.

The two of us on the cab had no idea when we got on that the lady had no motor…!  She kept pedaling and pedaling…

 





Feasting in Ningbo, Part 3

23 04 2017

Time to eat again!

Our lunch in the ancient town of Cicheng in the historic Zou-Ma-Lou Restaurant.





A Visit to the Ancient Yamen in Cicheng

22 04 2017

“Yamen” as defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary:   the headquarters or residence of a Chinese government official or department

In the ancient town of Cicheng, outside of central Ningbo, is a yamen that has been turned into a museum.  Our group paid a visit on a warm Saturday morning a week ago today.

 

 

 





A Walk Through the Peaceful Town of Cicheng

20 04 2017

Our group had some time for sight seeing during our recent visit to the city of Ningbo, China and enjoyed a peaceful Saturday in the town of Cicheng.

Impressively calm!!





Feasting in Ningbo, Part 2

19 04 2017

Since I did not take pictures of all the food that was served during the evening on my second night in Ningbo, China, it may not appear like a feast here.  Trust me.  It was.  Sorry cannot show you…!

It used to be that the Chinese never ate anything cold or raw. Times have changed and they served this sashimi plate as part of their Chinese dinner.

Another feature that’s different from before; this presentation, the decorative tomato and small portions of Chinese food.

Even the Chinese wine bottle is modern in design.

Important officials at this table.

Something I had never seen before. Young bamboo shoots cut sideways.

All good anyhow.

 








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