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!!





Arriving in Shanghai and Getting to Ningbo

17 04 2017

So I  just spent Friday + the weekend in China on business in a city I had never been to before.

Flying out of Narita was a breeze but once I arrived in Pudong, the international airport in Shanghai, things did not look so bright.

No photos allowed so I don’t have any but immigration was a total jam.  And who would’ve thought leaving the baggage claim area when I didn’t have any checked in luggage would be so time consuming.

Arrival hall. Really?

I had to take the inter-terminal shuttle which I had trouble finding to get to my meeting point with my host and other delegates that were participating in the same conference.

The shuttle

And it was a nice day in Shanghai as we left the airport to our hotel in Ningbo about three hours away.

Our ride

Restroom stop on the way.

Arrived at hotel, had dinner.

The following morning. A nice day!

So began my stay in Ningbo, China.





From TLL to STN

14 04 2017

Back to writing about my trip to Tallinn, Estonia which was followed by a very brief stop in London, England.

The travel between the two cities involved lots of firsts.

The line leading up to security. There is just one gate. Estonians being efficient, it wasn’t as bad as it looks but seeing this upon arriving at the airport was rather discouraging.

My ride from Tallinn to London. First time flying with the Irish LCC.

My seat was 1A. This was my view when I sat in my seat.

And looking out the window.

As the door closed. That would be my foot, the black thing on the floor.

And we flew into Stansted Airport to which I had never been before. Again a long line at immigration.  We left Tallinn at 12 noon and arrived in London at 1 pm local time after a three-hour flight.  Decided lunch at the airport was a good idea.

I then took the Stansted Express into London Liverpool Street Station. Another first.

Then a cab ride to my hotel in Paddington.





Leaving on a Jet Plane

13 04 2017

Off to China again, this time on business to attend a conference in Ningbo.  (Where’s that?!)

My first at NRT.  Went to the wrong terminal and took the inter-terminal shuttle.  ^^





Leaving on a Jet Plane

29 03 2017

Leaving for Tallinn, Estonia via Paris to attend a convention.

 





To the Fish Market! in Guangzhou, China

20 03 2017

The fish market in Guangzhou, China is wholesale/retail put together.  It’s a wonder they were open during the Chinese New Year holidays when I went. Huge live turtles and shellfish as well as chopped crocodiles were the most impressive.  ^^

 

 





Dining Out in Guangzhou, China

12 03 2017

I took the bus back from Kaiping to Guangzhou on a two-hour journey after spending my Sunday exploring the “Kaiping Diaolou and Villages” area.

By the time I got to the subway station near my hotel, it was around 8:30 pm.  Didn’t want anything fancy but obviously wanted to try some more Chinese food before returning home the next day.  Tried the shopping mall above the station and found a Hong Kong Chinese chain restaurant that looked friendly enough for a solo diner.

The pork-chicken-duck combo dish was way too big for one but with steamed rice, I almost ate the whole thing (not quite).








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