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Month: October 2005

Sightseeing update

Just a quick update of what we’ve been up to here in Shanghai. Nanjing Road “China’s No1 Shopping Street” which happens to include the unbelievably…

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Hello from Shanghai!

Well, here we are in The Mother Land that is China.

We took off on Sunday afternoon from Terminal 5 at Heathrow (yes it’s not in use yet). There was a problem with getting their plane to a Terminal 3 gate so they bussed us out, via some ellaborate air-side road tunnels under the airport, to where they were holding some Virgin Atlantic planes. As you will see from the photo the holding area itself is within the grounds of the brand new Terminal 5 comples.

After a fairly pleasant 10.5 hr flight, we landed at Pudong International Airport on the outskirts of Shanghai. The first thing that strikes you about Pudong airport (other than the fact that it has 28 runways) is how modern and efficient it is.