The Final Hours in Pudong, Shanghai

28 07 2017

The main purpose of my recent China trip was to attend an anime event that was being held in Shanghai.

And after all that was done, we had a big party for all involved.

This went on until after midnight.  Feeling still a little full the next morning, I went down for breakfast much later than normal as I had the whole morning free and did not plan to go out.

Sunday morning in Shanghai. Lots of ships going down the river.

And off to the airport.

Goodbye Shanghai until September.

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To Supermarket! in Pudong, Shanghai

25 07 2017

There was a small supermarket near my hotel in the not-so-central Pudong district of Shanghai to which I paid a visit.  Small but still packed with fun.

China produced (grape) wines

Traditional Chinese (rice) wines sold in huge plastic bottles

A big selection of cooking oils

Different kinds of sauces and oils

Coconut juice





Eating in Shanghai (Inbetween Work)

23 07 2017

Soon after we arrived at our hotel in the Pudong district of Shanghai, we went out for our first dinner in central Shanghai, crossing the river to the other side.

The elevator hall on my floor in the hotel.

Arriving at the restaurant.

Just a few dishes out of many more we had…

The following morning the view from my 21st floor room and it looks very hot which it was.

Breakfasting

Hotel public area

Off to work at 8:30 am at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

And back to the hotel and we break for lunch.  I checked the temperature.

Looked dangerous but I went out anyway.

Empty street! Maybe because it was a Saturday? Or because of the heat?

Time for lunch

Lunch is served.

Behind that cupboard which is actually a sliding door into and from which people kept coming and going, I saw a mahjong table, a game which you don’t generally need to hide to play. I suspect customers were betting cash. ^^





Leaving on a Jet Plane

21 07 2017

Another trip earlier today out of Narita.  Am now in Shanghai, China, attending a festival on business.

Our ride to the hotel.

Checked in.

Beautiful view!





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…

 








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