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Shanghai in June...whos been there?

 
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steelhead



Joined: 28 Mar 2004
Location: Seoul formerly known as Victoria

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:07 pm    Post subject: Shanghai in June...whos been there? Reply with quote

Hey all,

I am headed to Shanghai on my first solo travelling mission. Not nervous but rather just want to try to be efficient, wandering around lost for the most of my trip doesnt really appeal to me.

Im going for 3 nights 4 days, all I could afford to take off.....

I want some sights, some lights, mad shopping, reasonable hotel, and some nightlife.....guess ill be minus a wingman......

Any suggestions at all.... would be greatly appreciated....

Cheers,
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tzechuk



Joined: 20 Dec 2004

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is this really great shopping street called the Nanjing Shopping Road (or Street, I don't remember).

Shanghai is separated into two - Old Shanghai and New Shanghai or Putong. New Shanghai is REALLY modern. Very metropolitan, almost like New York.

Old Shanghai is full of character. You should go to the old Peace Hotel, it's next to the river that separates the city. The hotel has a groovy jazz band. I don't know if they have the same members, still, but when we went a couple of years ago, they were all Chinese, and old (in their 60s and 70s Razz) and they came out all these classic tunes.. really great. And the drinks were moderately priced. Although if I recall correctly, we had to pay an entrace fee but it included a drink.

Mmmm if you have time, may be you can book a trip to Suzhou.. take a look: http://www.suzhou.gov.cn/English/index.shtml. It is a very beautiful place.

That's all I can think of for now.... if I remember more I will tell you.
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Swiss James



Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when I went it was like this

http://lostseouls.com/blog.php?date=feb-05#16_Feb_2005

Get a guidebook before you go! We spent the first day or so wandering around like muppets.
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tzechuk



Joined: 20 Dec 2004

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great blog, SJ... I enjoyed those photos of shanghai.
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Tiger Beer



Joined: 07 Feb 2003
Location: Hong Kong

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I wrote about my Shanghai experience too:

http://www.geocities.com/wintermoon2/Java_091001.htm

That was all first-hand impressions at the time (Sept 2001).
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steelhead



Joined: 28 Mar 2004
Location: Seoul formerly known as Victoria

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:38 am    Post subject: shanghai Reply with quote

Thanks for the responses, Ill definately lookinto those things.

ONe thing, what about Accomodations, I dont need much but squaters are not prefered bathroom appliances.

And Location? As with all big cities dont really know where to start.....
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tzechuk



Joined: 20 Dec 2004

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.asiahotels.com/

Go there to take a look. We've booked through them many times. In my opinion, they give the best rate.
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Swiss James



Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tzechuk wrote:
Great blog, SJ... I enjoyed those photos of shanghai.

ta- cheque's in the post
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ed4444



Joined: 12 Oct 2004

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its worth deciding where to stay in Shanghai before arriving. It is expensive for accomodation. I ended up staying in a hostel in the Bund which cost more than a love motel in Seoul.

The old town part of Shanghai is not very authentic. I thought that Suzhou (about an hour outside Shanghai) was more interesting for traditional stuff.

Take a trip on the Maglev train to or from the Pudong airport. even better than the KTX. shame the trip is so short.
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