May 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

We just posted the first set of pictures from our China-Russia trip:

Shanghai-lights” photo gallery


Shanghai was the first city we visited in China and it was a tourist-friendly spot for us to acclimate. English was prevalent on street signs, in museum explanations, and in shops. Public transport was clean, fast, and easily navigable.

Within China, Shanghai has a reputation for lacking history and depth (many of the sites were built by foreign nations in the early 20th century) but we very much enjoyed our time there. We visited the main tourist spots and we also managed to find some charming out of the way places to enjoy street food, wandering walks, and open park space. It marked the first of many things we will continue to see over the coming weeks: relics from the long line of Chinese dynasties, Buddhist temples, and creative translations posted on signs.

Click here to view all 67 photos in our full album.

Also, a few plugs:
-We have been posting frequent, brief notes to our twitter feed here. Follow us on Twitter or read the most recent tweets on the right side of our blog’s home page
– Stay posted on our route at the map here (gets updated more frequently than blog posts)
– And finally, for when we do get around to writing new blog posts, you can subscribe to automatic email updates here (don’t forget to accept the automated link request)


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