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... regarding ticket prices.
A one way ticket costs about $9 from the airport into the city. The fact that it only takes eight minutes is the only advantage the maglev has over a competing subway line, which costs a little less than one-dollar, although it takes almost an hour. The reality is that most people take the subway, and it’s mostly tourists and business people on the maglev. There’s just not ...
... experience of over 40+ countries and judged themselves super savvy even got took in by these.
2) It was overpriced but I didn't lose that much money. In comparison to Shanghai prices yes, In comparison to London not really. Compared to some people online who have stories of being fully diddled I've got off pretty lightly and learnt a valuable lesson
3) So if I had my time again I would do it all over again I still had a fabulous time and learnt a lot Finally ...
... the issues associated with megacities. Generally the idea of a city of 30 million people with the associated congestion, pollution etc is something that fills me with horror. But SUPEC does show how the issues are being tackled in a serious and sensible way, and for instance amongst the congested skyscrapers are many green spaces and other things to help ensure the quality of life. And without wanting to particularly defend the Chinese political system you do wonder if ...
Hhhmmm....it's December and I'm posting a blog about October. Yup. Fact. I guess saying that I'm a little behind is an unnecessary understatement. Whoops.
So in October, China has this little bitty thing called a National Holiday. It's basically like the 4th of July except the exact opposite. You know, we celebrate democracy and well, they celebrate communism. Tomato Tomahto.
This holiday follows on the heels of a traditional festival called ...
... bazaar. Here were traditional Chinese buildings full of markets, traditional handicraft stalls and very, very crowded and very busy and noisy. Before going back to these markets for some ‘free time’ and bargaining shopping we were led through the Yu gardens, a peaceful gathering of traditional Chinese architecture with stone ornaments, small bridges and ponds full of large goldfish. It is said these ...
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