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Forum: Asia Yesterday, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
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 Yesterday, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
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: 14
Views: 521
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: 14
Views: 521
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: 266
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: 490
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: 935
Posted By stowaway2k
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Forum: Asia January 1st, 2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
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: 935
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: 860
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: 1,387
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: 1,591
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: 419
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:
...
Forum: Asia July 16th, 2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By stowaway2k
As mentioned in the Lonely Planet guide: ...

As mentioned in the Lonely Planet guide:

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/japan/kansai/osaka/activities/transportation-travel-services/private-arrival-transfer-osaka-airports-kyoto


It says Osaka...
Forum: Cunard Line July 13th, 2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,179
Posted By stowaway2k
How nice to have a flashback to the QE2 Winter...

How nice to have a flashback to the QE2 Winter Crossing Club.

The badges, the Cavalcades, the the friends the fun and the priceless memories.
Forum: Cunard Line July 13th, 2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,479
Posted By stowaway2k
At a glance I read this as "cross dressing". ...

At a glance I read this as "cross dressing".


Don't mind me... Please continue... :)
Forum: Asia July 8th, 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By stowaway2k
Assuming you're docking at Wusongkou: ...

Assuming you're docking at Wusongkou:

http://www.taxiautofare.com/cn/taxi-fare/Shanghai-taxi-fare-from-WusongKou-International-Cruise-Terminal,-Baoshan-to-Pudong-airport


Expect almost the...
Forum: Asia July 6th, 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By stowaway2k
More accurate from another Chinese friend... ...

More accurate from another Chinese friend...

In pinyin: "Xian Hou Xuan Zhuan"

English: Fairy Queen Revolving Restaurant

Again, the common English name for a restaurant may not be a...
Forum: Asia July 6th, 2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By stowaway2k
The characters on the chopstick don't match the...

The characters on the chopstick don't match the simplified or traditional Chinese characters for the name of Jumbo Kingdom floating restaurant.

My Chinese friend (I am in China now) says the last...
Forum: Freighter and Other Non-Traditional Cruise Travel July 4th, 2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,051
Posted By stowaway2k
Between China and Japan by 2-night ferry

I recently traveled by 2-night ferry from Shanghai to Kobe, and then back to Shanghai from Osaka on another 2-night ferry. I put my comments in the flickr albums, under the album title so as not to...
Forum: Asia June 26th, 2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By stowaway2k
At the end of Yama****a Park near the foot of the...

At the end of Yama****a Park near the foot of the passenger ship terminal, there is a convenience store called LAWSON. They have a small but acceptable selection of wine from France, Spain, South...
Forum: Asia June 24th, 2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,708
Posted By stowaway2k
Yes, it's very easy. A quick taxi ride or...

Yes, it's very easy. A quick taxi ride or depending on where you dock, there is a monorail that goes along the cruise terminal from the airport to Sannomiya (the city center) and then one subway...
Forum: Asia June 16th, 2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By stowaway2k
As some taxi drivers may have never been to the...

As some taxi drivers may have never been to the cruise port, be prepared to inform the driver exactly where to go. The hotel staff can help you with this by writing it out in Chinese for the driver...
Forum: Asia March 17th, 2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By stowaway2k
I "second" this.

I "second" this.
Forum: Asia March 4th, 2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By stowaway2k
Ships greater than 70k tons cannot navigate the...

Ships greater than 70k tons cannot navigate the Huangpu River. Even QE2 couldn't do it and that was before a proper terminal had been built out there.

Have a good time in Shanghai :)
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