Here are some pictures of my trip to
March of 2005
This page has assorted pictures of
There are other links at the bottom of this page.
Here is another picture of Shanghai's
Pu Dong Airport. The shiny marble floor is at least 2
football fields long!
Massive is an understatement!
How do you get to the airport, you ask? Take the MagLev, of
course. With a connection to Shanghai's Metro, it's a breeze
to get to the airport.
How fast does it really go? This is a picture of the train's
speedometer. It shows the train moving at 410 Km/hour but it
was still accelerating at the time. Our train got up to 431
Km/hour or about 268 miles/hour !!! It took 3 minutes to get
up to speed, it cruised right at 431 Km/hour for 3 minutes
and then it took 3 minutes to stop.
The ticket cost $5 and was worth every penny!!
This is a typical picture of city traffic taken from our
hotel room at the Zhong Ya Hotel. Somehow, everyone manages
to get where they are going without crashing into each other
every minute! This intersection has 2 officers on each corner
trying to keep the pedestrians from crossing on the red
light. Even with the officers, a few people still managed to
walk into the intersection during the red light!!
China has many modern department stores. This one is in
It is pretty impressive aside from being 9 stories!
And the prices are a small fraction of what they would be in
Guangzhou is a city in southern China.
There is no shortage of modern high rise buildings there.
I would have to post a few dozen of them to give you an idea
of how modern and unique many of them are!
Some of my friends from Candle For Love will recognize this
cafe (or at least the name).
On a related note, if you are thinking about importing a
lovely little lady from China, please visit their website for
some extremely helpful information about the visa process.
Getting my Amy here without their help would of been
somewhere between a lot more difficult and an agonizing
Don't like big shopping centers? Here's a place where you can
do a little outdoor shopping.
This is Beijing Road in Guangzhou and yes, there are always
this many people!!
Guangzhou also has a modern Metro to get around.
It was clean, fast and trains ran every 5 minutes.
Shamian Island in Guangzhou was once reserved for foreigners.
There are many European style buildings there.
There are several statues made of iron like this one on
They all depict the life style of "westerners".
This statue is a classic East meets West. This one includes a
ship that was typical of the ones they traveled in at the
News Years holiday is very big in China. Here are some
decorations left over from 2005.
Here are links to my other
To see pictures of China in 2004, click here
To see pictures of Shanghai, click here
For pictures of Sanya, A.K.A. Oriental Hawaii,
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