Friday, July 16, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
The problem when travelling overseas is the possibility of having a language barrier between you and the locals. For most people who see China as a rapidly developing country they imagine it to be foreigner-friendly even in terms of the language used for communicating in trying to go around. Chances are, many tourists who have been to Shanghai fell victim to the false image that this bustling metropolis is 100% English ready.
So if you intend to go to Shanghai, make sure you have all the necessary tools with you: a dictionary, USD, sanitizer, mosquito repellant (just in case you'll be travelling in summer), an international credit card, an English-Chinese Shanghai map, and a few handy phrases to help you get moving. For starters, you'll have to get out of the airport first.
Pudong International Airport (PVG)
PVG Tarmac at night (It's REALLY spacious!)
PVG aerial view. image courtesy of SinoAid
The Pudong International Airport (浦东飞机场 or simply 浦东机场) began operations in 1999 and was responsible for handling international flights going in and out of Shanghai.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
As a first post, I see it apt to explain what in the world is this blog all about. It took a lot of deliberation and poof! I came with the name Lost Tsinelas (Lost Slippers). No, it wouldn't all be about my lost slipper despite my occasional need to look for the partner of one of my slippers. At a very young age, I might already be suffering from a serious case of Alzheimer's disease.
In struggling to look for my slippers, I used to ask my nanny back in the day to rummage through a mountain's worth of rubbish so I guess she deserves recognition for being ever so reliant. I love you, yaya!
I've been to so many places that I've lost track which ones I've been to while wearing my trusty old pair of brown slippers. Sooner or later I'd have to decommission them as they might quit on me all of a sudden. So in getting lost here, there, and everywhere, the problem of losing my tsinelas (once again, slippers) go with me without fail. So without further ado, I am opening the latest addition to my blogs, Lost Tsinelas!
Join me in my travels both in and out of the Philippines as I wear my trusty slippers in search of good accommodations, travel destinations, experiences, and of course, food.