Category Archives: Observations

Fengjing Ancient Water Town – Good Day Trip from Shanghai

Fengjing Ancient Water Town Fengjing ancient water town is one of the ancient water towns within a day trip from Shanghai.  The history of the town is very long – per some of the local people, the town is about 1500 years … Continue reading

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Gone, Gone Dongtai Road Antique Market Closed

<H2>Dongtai Road Antique Market</H2> Dongtai Road Antique market was one of the top attractions in the city. The market used to be the place to go and buy all sort of (may be, most likely not) antiques and overall interesting … Continue reading

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Jing’An Sculpture Park – a Pleasant Place in Shanghai

Jing'An Sculpture Park If you are going to the Shanghai Natural History Museum, you will very likely stroll through the Jing'An Sculpture Park.  It is a pleasant oasis in the middle of the hussle and bustle of the busy Jing'An area of the … Continue reading

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Nanxiang – Old Street and Wrap Up

Nanxiang Old Street Visit Nanxiang and you will have quite a nice experience.  According to local history, Nanxiang is the birthplace of the famous in Shanghai and all over China, xiaolongbao.  These are the small soup dumplings made with pork or crab … Continue reading

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Nanxiang – Yunxiang Temple

Yunxiang Temple Yunxiang Temple is also known as Liuyun Buddhist Temple.  It is located at one of the edges of the Nanxiang Old Street.  The temple has a very long history – being originally built in the fourth year of Tianjian during … Continue reading

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Nanxiang – Ancient Yi Garden – Guyi Garden

Guyi Garden Guyi Garden (古漪园) – Ancient Yi Garden is a beautiful park located in Nanxiang in North West Shanghai, just before Jiading.  The garden is one of the five classical gardens in Shanghai.  It was built during the reign period of … Continue reading

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Shanghai: Places to Eat in Pudong – Yeshari Restaurant

Places to Eat in Pudong What are the places to eat in Pudong?  Hm…there are many, but it is also difficult to determine which one to go to….So, I decided to start posting my own expereinces. I earlier postings I … Continue reading

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China National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival

China Holiday Happy National Day China!  Today, October 1st, is China's National Day… I am sure you can find tons of info on that on-line.  But here are the fundamentals as it relates to your potential travel (this year or … Continue reading

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United Airlines SFO – Shanghai PVG bad experience

United Airlines Yesterday I took for may be 10th time the United Airlines flight from SFO to Shanghai Pudong. The flight has been serviced via a very aging Boeing 747 which is was old a year ago already. The flight … Continue reading

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United Club international terminal at SFO – painfully slow renovation

United Club Almost 14 months ago I came through SFO on my way to Texas. At the time I was coming back from Japan after major delays due to a taifun which is why I vividly remember the date At … Continue reading

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