Arriving In Shanghai

on Thursday, 17 June 2010

We finally arrive in Shanghai at about 11 o'clock, about 6 hours later than we had expected, the journey took 17 hours, not the 11 we had thought it was. We get out of the station knackered and walk straight into an underground McDonald’s. We then catch a taxi to the hostel, we just jump in at the taxi rank without him understanding the map on Tom’s IPod, Chinese taxi drivers, just don’t seem to understand anything unless your Chinese, this includes Chinese roads written on Google maps. Luckily the hostel is listed in the Lonely Planet with a Chinese address, so on my laptop we manage to get him to understand. We end up meeting Xavier, Milo, Ollie and Preeyan from the hostel in Beijing and end up going out to a club as they are leaving the following day. Xavier is leaving about 5am and ends up staying up all night.