Where I’m At: November, 2017 – Chiang Mai edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Chiang Mai! I’ve been here for nearly two weeks on a visa run from Vietnam. In that time I’ve completed a new map of current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia. [Click here for […]

Flight Review: Spring Airlines from Shanghai to Chiang Mai

Flight: Spring Airlines 9C 8979 From: Shanghai (PVG) To: Chiang Mai (CNX) I flew with Spring Airlines from Shanghai to Chiang Mai (say that fast 10 times). I compared flights with Skyscanner and Spring Airlines was the cheapest flight out of all the options. Chiang Mai has flights from all over China which would seem […]

Hotel Review: Super 8 Shanghai Pudong Airport – Shanghai

Hotel Name: Super 8 Hotel Pudong Airport Shop Address: No. 4120 People’s Pond Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China I stayed at the Super 8 Shanghai Pudong Airport Shop in Shanghai. I rarely stay at airport hotels, but on this particular trip I was arriving late and only in Shanghai for a day, so it made sense […]

Flight Review: Juneyao Airlines – Hong Kong to Shanghai (Pudong)

Flight: Juneyao Airlines HO 1306 From: Hong Kong (HKG) To: Shanghai (PVG) I flew with Juneyao Airlines from Hong Kong to Shanghai. I compared flights with Skyscanner and Juneyao was the cheapest of the lot. It was also at the worst possible time, departing at 22:25 and arriving in Shanghai at 1:20 in the morning. […]

Shanghai Travel Guide

Travel Guides > China > Shanghai Travel Guide Nomadic Notes Blog Posts Shanghai Expo 2010: It’s a wonderful world, even without jetpacks and hovercars – I visited the World Expo in Shanghai in 2010, this is the report of a day of wandering around. Notes on Shanghai – old and new – Notes from my […]

The first meal I will eat when I get back is…

“What’s the first thing you are going to eat when you get back?” I asked Dan while we waited for our flight to Hanoi. “Fried eel soup.” Dan said this without missing a beat. He said it like he had already thought of this, and I asked him because I knew he would be the […]

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Hotel Pudong Century Park, Shanghai – China

Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Hotel Pudong Century Park Address: 1199 Ying Chun Road, Pudong – New Int’l Expo Center, Shanghai, China. [Radisson Blu Hotel Pudong Century Park, Shanghai – China] I stayed at the Radisson Blu Hotel Pudong Century Park as a guest of Club Carlson, who I was working with on their Global Travelers […]

Shanghai Expo 2010: It’s a wonderful world, even without jetpacks and hovercars

I happened to be in Shanghai while the World Expo was on. I didn’t plan my travels around this event so it turned out to be a pleasant coincidence to be there at the same time. I entered with no expectations, and left feeling good about the world and its inhabitants. – China Pavilion at […]

Notes on Shanghai – old and new

[Notes from my visit to Shanghai in November 2008.] Shanghai was once known as the Paris of the East. Today it is referred to as the Pearl of the Orient. Along the Shanghai river front is where you can see the best of Shanghai’s past and future in one spot. [Shanghai old and new. A […]