Two more sleeps till Shanghai

Please QANTAS, cooperate and make our flights depart on schedule after today’s industrial action, or threat thereof…All going to plan we will arrive in Shanghai on Wednesday evening.

Got the accommodation we wanted at Magnolia B &B in the French Concession. It sounds like a charming place and the location is perfect.

http://www.magnoliabnbshanghai.com/aboutUs.html

Very excited!

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Where to stay in Shanghai?

We would like to spend our first 5 days in China in Shanghai but we are having difficulty deciding on accommodation. We know we want to stay in the French Concession and probably in the Eastern part of it.

Trip Advisor and various blogs I have visited all have some wonderful suggestions but some of them don’t reply when you contact them about availability.

If anyone lurking around here has any suggestions, we are open. Noting too expensive (can spring for AU$130-150 if we have to, but prefer something in the AU$50-80 a night range). We’re all ears folks!

China 2011 – coming soon!

We are going back but this time, not for 6 weeks. Just two. Shanghai first and then Beijing.  Airfares from Australia were sinfully low (how often does that happen?) so we could not resist.

Roo and I didn’t spend enough time in the major cities of Beijing and Shanghai so we’re going to spend about a week in each. We hope to get to Nanjing and someplace on the Great Wall as well. In 2007 we visited Simitai Great Wall but would like to go to at least one other place on the wall.  The irrepressible Amanda Wong will be joining us for the week in Beijing.