Waiting for a 10 hour flight

In about 10 hours i will be in Shanghai, thanks SAS ;)

My hotel

The Howard Johnson hotel which is located next to Nanjing Road and a 15-minute walk from The Bund, Shanghai Museum and People’s Square

View from the hotel room

This is what you see in this picture:

Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. It is named after the city of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province neighbouring Shanghai. Nanjing Road on Wiki

View from the hotel room at night

Many people and light every where.

Street in Shanghai

Many of the streets have a lot of signs with lights but after around 12:00 in the evening they begin to turn them off.

Street with food kitchens

On this street you could get a lot of different food from fish, craps, dumpling and a lot more.

35 Shanghai street foods we can't resist

Nanjing Road

Here you can get it all.

If you go to a normal shop it's hard to find a person that can speak english, but do you get stopped by a "staller" street sales person be sure that this person can english, so he/she can get your money.

Chen Yi statue

Chen Yi (August 26, 1901 - January 6, 1972) was a Chinese communist military commander and politician. He served as the 2nd Mayor of Shanghai and the 2nd Foreign Minister of China.

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Financial area in Shanghai

Here are all the skye scraper, Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Bank of China Tower and Huangpu River.

This is the place to go if you like to see the city from above.

Financial area in Shanghai

Big light signs on building look very good in the evening.

Skyescraper of Shanghai

Here you see the Shanghai World Financial Center, Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai Tower which is under construction and should be done in 2014. the building will stand approximately 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and will have 121 stories, with a total floor area of 380,000 m2 (4,090,000 sq ft).

Skyescraper of Shanghai at night

Photo shoot from the metro stration.

More skyscrapers

Although Shanghai had no skyscrapers in 1980, it now has at least 4,000 — more than twice as many as New York. In 2010, 208 million square feet of real estate, nearly 80 times the square footage of New York’s massive One World Trade Center, was constructed in the city. Read more here

Oriental Pearl Tower

The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River, opposite of The Bund makes it a distinct landmark in the area.

Shanghai seen from the top

This is taken from the top of Shanghai World Financial Center at the 100. floor which is about 475 meters up.

Shanghai Opera House

The Shanghai Grand Theatre is one of the largest and best-equipped automatic stages in the world.

Random street of Shanghai

You can see many streets like this one.

Random street of Shanghai

Here they sort the cardboard and plastic and other.

Near Tianzifang Street

Tianzifang is an artsy area that has developed from a renovated residential area (old Shanghai shikumen buildings) in the former French Concession area of Shanghai. Now it houses bars, cafes, crafts shops, design studios, galleries and boutiques. Many local residents still live in the narrow lanes. Just be mindful and respect their privacy.

Shanghai pudong financial district

Pudong is a state-level new area of Shanghai, China, located along the east side of the Huangpu River, across from the historic city center of Shanghai in Puxi.

Yu Garden

Yu Garden was first conceived in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty by Pan Yunduan as a comfort for his father, the minister Pan En, in his old age. Pan Yunduan began the project after failing one of the imperial exams, but his appointment as governor of Sichuan postponed construction for nearly twenty years until 1577. The garden was the largest and most prestigious of its era in Shanghai, but eventually its expense helped ruin the Pans.

Yu Garden

Inside Yu garden.

Yu Garden

Inside Yu garden.

Yu Garden

Inside Yu garden.

Yu Garden Temple

Yuyuan Garden, a place of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai, dates back to the fabled Ming Dynasty. Now Yuyuan Garden, a place of peace and comfort ines back to the fabled Ming Dynasty. Now a popular tourist destination.

Yu Garden Temple

When you walk within the walls of Yu Gardens temple you can't hear the busy Shanghai city just out side.

Yu Garden Temple

The garden was inherited by Zhang Zhaolin, Pan Yunduan's granddaughter's husband, and then passed to different owners. A section was briefly organized by Zhang Shengqu as the "Academy of Purity and Harmony, today's East Garden, was purchased by a group of local leaders in 1709. A group of merchants renovated the increasingly decrepit grounds in 1760 and in 1780 the West Garden was opened to the general public.

Yu Garden Temple and Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower seen from the garden.

Shanghai Maglev Train

Construction of the line began in 1 March 2001,and public commercial service commenced on 1 January 2004. The top operational commercial speed of this train is 431 km/h (268 mph), making it the world's fastest train in regular commercial service since its opening in 2004, faster than TGV in France and also faster than the latest CRH conventional wheel train in China at 350 km/h (217 mph). During a non-commercial test run on 12 November 2003, a maglev train achieved a Chinese record speed of 501 km/h (311 mph). The top operational speed of 431 km/h (268 mph) is also faster than the top speed of any Formula One car and Motogp prototype.