Hello Shanghai

We are here in beautiful Shanghai; the climate is warm and the air breathable; always thankful for the basics in life! It was a very long and exhaustive day yesterday and glad it’s finally over for a bit. We left Calgary in the middle of a snowstorm, not knowing if we’d even make it out of our drive let alone to the airport. Let me tell you, there wasn’t going to be anything keeping me from being on that plane! The flight, well, Air Canada’s motto, known amongst the many travelers is, “We’re not happy until you’re not happy!” Such was our flight. What was supposed to be bulk head seating at an extra cost of $280.00 turned out to be not there. Although they do have my money, I just didn’t get my seats and they gave them to someone else. We were cramped towards the back of the plane, with absolutely no room to stretch out. The gentleman behind me thought the back of my seat was his private punching bag, the lady to my left talked… here me… she literally talked for the 13 hours. How does anyone do that? Honey, come up for air! However, we are here, we’ve been fed, we’ve slept in a marvelous bed, and another day will commence in a few hours.

We arrived at the hotel by 7:15 last night, today being the wee hours (2:45 am) of a Monday morning, managed to get booked in fairly easily, and sampled some fantastic food in the Yi Café; a huge buffet restaurant. If you can imagine it, they had it, and I loved it! Today will begin with an early breakfast and then a tour at 8.
There is a bit of an issue getting to my blog site, so postings might be intermittent.

Spices in purses
Spices in purses

What's cookin'?
What’s cookin’?
When ordering tea, one gets 3 glasses
When ordering tea, one gets 3 glasses

Published by Along the Way: life begins at home yet our door is forever open to adventure, new places and new people. Welcome to our travels around the world.

This blog is really about us, my husband Rick and I and our travels. We are retired with grown children and two granddaughters. We travel...exhilarating in new experiences and places and all that each day holds. We believe that life begins to fade once we fail to live into it anymore. So come along the way with us and enjoy the journey too!

2 thoughts on “Hello Shanghai

  1. So glad to hear from you! Anything that I get will be appreciated! I am sorry about your plane flight, but happy to hear that you are there safe and ready to explore! Wish I could be a puppy in your pocket! Enjoy, hugs from Annie


  2. Sorry about the incorrect name – I’m sure you know who I am! Just fingers moving faster than the brain! More hugs!


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