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How to go to China for a short holiday WITHOUT getting a visa in advance*!

NOTE UPDATED October 4th 2020 This information was valid and current before COVID-19. Circumstances would have changed. Please do your own research. DISCLAIMERPLEASE NOTE: Visas are legal documents. These methods are limited to certain cities in China and citizens of eligible countries. I could not find a reliable source of information on the internet about […]

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China Travel

Oriental Pearl Tower Shanghai, China

The Oriental Pearl Tower OPT in Shanghai, China, is a television broadcast tower that is also a public tourist attraction. In July 2016, I went with a group of people on a university trip, to visit the OPT. We got there around 3:30pm. It was the middle of summer and super hot. We spend around […]

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Accommodation China China Accommodation Travel

Home Inn -A review

When I was in Shanghai, I stayed at 2 different hotels, Jin Jiang Inn in Jia Ding District and Home Inn closer to Shanghai CBD, both are chain hotels. This is is a review of the rooms at Home Inn in Shanghai City, China. In this post I will review Home Inn hotel at Guang Zhong […]

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Jin Jiang Inn -A review

During my 2 week visit to Shanghai, I stayed at 2 different hotels, Jin Jiang Inn in Jia Ding and Home Inn closer to Shanghai CBD, both are chain hotels. In this post I will review the Jin Jiang Inn in Jia Ding District, Shanghai opposite Shanghai University. Jin Jiang Inn was cheaper than Home Inn; Jia […]

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China Food Travel

Nanjng East Road and People’s square, Shanghai, China

When I was in Shanghai, I went out strolling/exploring by myself a few times. This is a short post on my experiences in Nanjing East Pedestrian Road and People’s Square/Park, places that I visited. Nanjing East Pedestrian Road 南京西路步行街 This is a large vehicle-free (except on the pavement tram/train type rides) square lined with shops, […]

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China Travel

Guide to Shanghai Metro

You can now buy prints of my photos! More coming, stay tuned! Click here to view and buy my prints! Free postage within Australia! Shanghai’s subway system, called Metro in English, is a highly efficient and fast form of public transport. Most of the metro is underground, however in some parts it is above ground. In […]

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China Food

The Dining Room

The Dining Room is a cosy restaurant serving modern Shanghai cuisine across the road from Tian Zi Fang. I was quite lucky to have been invited here by my mother’s friend who lives in Shanghai. She also spent several hours with me in the heat of July at Tian Zi Fang. For even a picky […]

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Tian Zi Fang, Shanghai

Some people aren’t fans of old architecture/laneways re-purposed into commercial spaces, but re-purposing them prevents them from being torn down and built into something that will be used the same way anyway. These places are different to historic attractions like Wuzhen, these areas are essentially shops. If you enjoy shopping and old laneways, and are in […]

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China Photography Travel

Night time at The Bund, Shanghai, China

You can now buy prints of my photos! More coming, stay tuned! Click here to view and buy my prints! Free postage within Australia! The Bund, or Wai Tan 外滩 literally meaning “Outside beach”, is the entire promenade along the Huang Pu River opposite the iconic Shanghai skyline that consists of the Oriental Pearl Tower and adjacent […]

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China Travel

Old Street and KongZi Temple in JiaDing, Shanghai, China

If you are in the local area of Jia Ding suburb, or want to see more of the old Shanghai rather than the metropolitan area, you may be interested in seeing the Old Street and KongZi temple, both are free to enter. Old Street Zhou Qiao Old Street or Zhou Qiao Lao Jie (州桥老街) is a […]

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