Overnight in Shanghai

My husband recently traveled to take-a-look-at-this-skyline-Shanghai. It was a very last-minute trip; he left within a few hours of being told he would be traveling, and then was there for barely more than 24hrs total. But still: no fair.

Still can’t believe he got there first.

The Shanghai flight was direct from Saipan and somewhere around 4 hours long–as if we needed more reasons to go. We almost did a year and a half ago, but dropped the idea when we learned the price of a U.S. citizen visa x 5 people.  (That wasn’t an issue this time for J. who got a special 24-hour visa for a short visit as a medical care provider.)

I sent him with the camera and instructions to bring back a few “snaps” for the kids and me.  Now we really want to go:

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(all-bamboo scaffolding)

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the Bund Promenade
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It occurs to me that this photo might have been taken in any number of cities around the globe.  On Saipan, which is not even a city, we have more Chinese markets than beaches I am pretty sure.

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It would seem that my husband must have learned something from traveling with me, because he is now well-tuned to spot these:

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Don’t leave Shanghai without getting your wassage!

Now that we have an idea how to get a direct ride to the mainland over to our west, we have got to figure out when/how to do this.

Seems that urban visitors from Shanghai might be just as eager to visit the Northern Marianas. Here is a stack of brochures J. spotted in the airport:

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Well, anyway, who can blame them…

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Saipan, with Tinian in the distance (Northern Marianas, USA)

 

 

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