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Forum: Asia December 15th, 2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By stowaway2k
I have stayed at the Ramada at Pudong airport. ...

I have stayed at the Ramada at Pudong airport.

In every way up to high standards, friendly English-speaking staff and just a quick hop to the airport terminals.
Forum: Asia November 6th, 2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By stowaway2k
As others have mentioned, often the only western...

As others have mentioned, often the only western toilet will be the designated handicapped stall. Often the door will be locked. Just ask the attendant to open it for you. Say "kaimen" ("Open the...
Forum: Asia September 8th, 2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By stowaway2k
Hi I am in Boracay right now. It seems...

Hi

I am in Boracay right now.

It seems there is only one location where a tender can dock. No, it's not a particularly nice area. It's a working "port", not a tourist spot.

But, there are...
Forum: Asia August 15th, 2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,981
Posted By stowaway2k
Tianjin cruises unaffected by blasts ...

Tianjin cruises unaffected by blasts

Shanghai Daily:

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/national/Tianjin-cruises-unaffected-by-blasts/shdaily.shtml
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 13th, 2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,515
Posted By stowaway2k
As a long-time resident of Shanghai, I want to...

As a long-time resident of Shanghai, I want to say that I found your criticisms of certain "customs" :rolleyes: to be quite fair.

As a cruise-enthusiast I've been itching to get back out to sea....
Forum: Asia April 20th, 2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By stowaway2k
Wonderful, thank you. :)

Wonderful, thank you. :)
Forum: Asia April 7th, 2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By stowaway2k
In the past Sun Princess has docked downtown at...

In the past Sun Princess has docked downtown at the International Cruise Terminal.
Forum: Asia March 7th, 2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By stowaway2k
Very helpful lesson on spotting counterfeit RMB...

Very helpful lesson on spotting counterfeit RMB notes:

http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2013/04/counterfeit-100-rmb-bill-how-to-tell/
Forum: Asia March 6th, 2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,518
Posted By stowaway2k
A passport is always required for high-speed...

A passport is always required for high-speed train tickets.

The trains routinely sell-out. Buy your ticket at the earliest possible time.
Forum: Asia February 20th, 2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,518
Posted By stowaway2k
You will pay the flag-fare, 13/14 rmb Copy,...

You will pay the flag-fare, 13/14 rmb

Copy, paste, and print:

Subway:
Dětiě
地铁

Baoyang Road Station:
Forum: Asia February 20th, 2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,518
Posted By stowaway2k
Assuming you are disembarking in Baoshan: ...

Assuming you are disembarking in Baoshan:

You will need to take a taxi or the bus to the subway station, Line 3, Baoyang Station
Transfer at Zhongshan Park to Line 2, then to Hongqiao Railway...
Forum: Asia February 1st, 2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By stowaway2k
Happy to help. :)

Happy to help. :)
Forum: Asia January 31st, 2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By stowaway2k
Attached is a map showing the various routes your...

Attached is a map showing the various routes your taxi driver may take.
Realistically I'd give it about 20 minutes and the fare around 25rmb
Forum: Asia January 31st, 2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By stowaway2k
I went to take a look at both International...

I went to take a look at both International Glasses City and 3 Ye Optical Market.

The are both adjacent to Shanghai Railway Station, easily reached on metro lines 1,3,4
International Glasses City...
Forum: Asia January 25th, 2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By stowaway2k
The largest under one roof is probably...

The largest under one roof is probably International Glasses City. But these are within a short walking distance from one another, so if you don't care for one you can be at the other in just a few...
Forum: Asia January 25th, 2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By stowaway2k
Shanghai has a few LensCrafters locations In...

Shanghai has a few LensCrafters locations

In addition there is just a wealth of other locations throughout the city.

One of the other major locations is "International Glasses City" very near...
Forum: Asia January 15th, 2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By stowaway2k
You'll be departing from Shanghai Hongqiao...

You'll be departing from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. This is Asia's largest train station. It's fairly new so it's sleek, clean, and easily navigated. Directional signs are also in English so...
Forum: Asia January 7th, 2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By stowaway2k
Ashland's suggestions are good.... IMO "must do"s...

Ashland's suggestions are good.... IMO "must do"s for a short time in Shanghai. If you can get to the French Concession, you'll see a big transition to an area of leafy streets, older architecture,...
Forum: Asia January 1st, 2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By stowaway2k
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Forum: Asia January 1st, 2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By stowaway2k
I did, a few times, and each time it was...

I did, a few times, and each time it was censored. Just trying to be helpful.
Forum: Asia January 1st, 2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By stowaway2k
I have posted a map of Shanghai. I hope you...

I have posted a map of Shanghai. I hope you find it helpful.

"A" and an arrow show the location of the Wusongkou Cruise Terminal in the Baoshan District, in the Yangtze River Delta very near...
Forum: Asia December 21st, 2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By stowaway2k
I suggest you stay near the airport. There are...

I suggest you stay near the airport. There are a number of fine hotels close to Pudong Airport, such as a very nice Ramada.

Baoshan is quite a long distance from Pudong Airport and there is...
Forum: Asia November 16th, 2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By stowaway2k
Usually still a bit chilly and can be drizzly......

Usually still a bit chilly and can be drizzly... come prepared. ;)
Forum: Asia July 27th, 2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,000
Posted By stowaway2k
I have heard of it... The Yokohama terminal...

I have heard of it...

The Yokohama terminal has a website with a contact email address. Maybe you can ask them for details.

http://www.osanbashi.com/en/index.html

Let us know what they...
Forum: Asia July 19th, 2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By stowaway2k
There is an interesting thread on tripadvisor: ...

There is an interesting thread on tripadvisor:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294232-i525-k5216402-o10-Best_cell_phone_rental_option-Japan.html

Most people seem to like Rentaphone:
...
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