Hanting Express (Shanghai Yan'an West Road)
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... was that beside the toilet (and this has been in every room we have had), there was a telephone. But this one also had a sign for "Visitor Calling" which we had no idea what to do with. Did this mean that some one was waiting to use the loo? Or did it mean that it would alert you that someone was at your door ? And if you pushed it, would it alert the person at the door to wait a minute, or did it unlock your room door? Very curious - never did solve this one.
... The top operational speed of 431 km/h (268 mph) is also faster than the top speed of any Formula One car and Motogp prototype.
It cost $1.2 billion to build.
We checked in at the airport and were told we could not take the kids into the (near empty) lounge ie no guests. So we left the boys ...
... an ugly nut goes into hot water and after 5 minutes transforms into a beautiful flower.
The next day we visited Yu Gardens. They were beautiful. Full of pagodas, temples and water. Never missing a chance to dress up there was an opportunity to put on the traditional gear for a photo and go into the gardens ?why not. I slightly regretted it when not only Matt got the camera out for a pic but also most of the visitors to the garden ?awkward!
... Allow me to explain. While we still get stared at when Lin is around people don't tend to approach us as much. Lin says its because they think she's our translator and therefore we are somewhat off limits. At first I refused to believe this was true. But time and again people assumed that she was our hired translator. They simply couldn't believe she was a dear friend who happened to speak the language fluently. Ah well. As I was saying, Lin acts as a sort of buffer ...
... supports, but it is still pretty mysterious.
We get up to 301 km/hour again. Can see a pretty continuous grid of street lights all the way, but not a lot else. Take photos of the train at the station, then proceed to check-in in the bleak cavernous new airport building.
The lighting is mainly spotlights from the high side of the building, but while probably adequate for function and safety, made the place look pretty ...