No desert to be found anywhere near here as we are smack dab in the middle of a very large city. In other words – We made it to Shanghai! Despite a setback on our original travel day we did finally arrive, without further incident, on the next flight to China. Shanghai, being on the southeastern coast of China, is hot and sticky but we are having a good time.
My son, Joshua, who lives here, met us at the airport and got us to our respective accommodations before we crashed for the evening. After all, jet lag does take a toll. For this trip we are staying north of Shanghai in the Jiading district. It’s kind of like a suburb of Shanghai. My teenage boys – Patrick and Ben are staying at the apartment with Joshua and his Japanese wife, Ema, while my mom (Granny) and I are tucked away in a quaint little hotel in a historic part of the city. We have been keeping it low key since we arrived – soaking up the local culture and becoming familiar with our surroundings. It’s been lovely.
Scooters are a way of life and it is amazing how creative people can get with transporting things and extra people.
These children were so cute – following me and practicing their English “hellos”. I couldn’t resist taking their picture and they couldn’t resist hamming it up.