• The Science of Shopping

    Today I got up early and let Sue have a lie in while I had breakfast and trotted over to the Crowne to read the Newspaper, when I got back Sue was having breakfast and chatting to the other guests. We decided to catch the shuttle bus to the Market and then visit the Science… Continue Reading

  • Rocket Train

    Yesterday after breakfast I trotted over to the Crowne Plaza and read the Shanghai Times and id a bit of the crossword and then returned to the Ibis. Sue had got up and had just finished her breakfast and had arranged to go with another cople from Newcastle on the Maglev to the airport (for… Continue Reading

  • A Pleasant Day

    Yesterday after breakfast, we decided to travel into Shanghai. We walked to the Metro Station and after working out how to use the ticket machine we travelled on a very smart and efficient train to Central Avenue, it took about 30 minutes. From Central Avenue we walked (using the tourist map) to The Bund which… Continue Reading

  • Still Raining

    It is still raining and other than mooching around the area we didn’t move far from the hotel as when we were reading the newspaper at the Crowne Plaza a couple of excited guests informed us that they are moving back to the Crowne as they have heard of the $100 compensation. I duly went… Continue Reading

  • Confusion and Rumours

    Well we arrived at the hotel from the ship and decided to catch a shuttlebus to Tai Mai Market, this turned out to be very fortunate (in a  way). As we sat on the bus a couple got on and told us that they had to re-book their flight and were given the 4th of… Continue Reading

  • Shanghaid in China!

    Had a four hour delay at Heathrow on the Virgin flight to Shanghai (not a good start). Everything then went smoothly: Airport to Hotel (ok) Hotel to Cruise ship (ok) Cruise asround Japan and South Korea (excellent) Entertainment on board (good) Food (excellent) Tours (good) Cruise ship to Hotel (good) Hotel to Airport (never happened!)… Continue Reading