I am going to pilfer an idea I have seen on the intra-webs, where I document the past week by expressing what my senses have perceived each week. Shanghai will be a great place to start this. So look out for my Five sense Friday post each week while I am away.
This could carry over into my regular (non-holiday) blog as well.
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.
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.