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This morning went to Shanghai Railway Station to take the High-Speed train to Beijing. The ride was perfect. I bought a 1st class ticket and had almost my own cabin haha. The train will stop several times between Shanghai and Beijing and the whole journey took 7 hours. I shoot some images of the locations and now you have a little impression what i saw the whole day.
A cup of coffee cost 2,- euro, so thats normal. After u arrived at Beijing South a bought a metro card. When you know the metro system in other big cities, then every metro in every city is easy. Sometimes you have to ask something. There was a short part of the route with a old part of metro. So no signs, no map, nothing. I had to ask for it.
After i arrive at my hotel i booked my excursion to Great wall, costs 39,- euro. Pickup from hotel to Great wall, a guide, and when i arrive at Great Wall i will use a cablecar to get higher in te mountains. But you will see the images later.
Now below you can see some images i took in the train. Ohh im so happy with my Nikon 24-70mm f2.8. The train had a speed of 305km/hour. And all my images are sharp 😀
I went to the old city of Shanghai… Was difficult the find it because all small streets are filled with people and little shops. You have to look very well to see the beauty of this location. This location was build in the “Ming Dynasty” by a rich family the Pan-clan. It has been destroyed several times: Opium War, Taiping Protest.
They renovated all and you can see this, because it look old but it isn’t. Its ok, now we have a idea how it was in that period.
I was at my hotel, little relaxing and i saw a very nice oppertunity to shoot Shanghai Skyline in a different way. The sun and sky was so nice, i shoot some images and this one is the best. I love the colors, and you can still see the buildings and know its Shanghai.
What a cold evening. but i went to the “Bund” where you have the beautiful view of the famous Shanghai Skyline. I did a well done Panorama image of this nice place. But because its a huge image i share it using a download link from Dropbox: Download Link
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So, first morning in Shanghai. It was a very unpleasant start. I arrived at my hotel in Huangpu District. Went to my room and with every step i feel more and more sad. Smell was like shit, the smell of wet dogs, 100 of them in 1 room. I opened my room and was almost crying. This was not the view how Hotels.com show the room. Was sitting on my bed and look around. Took some images because i want this for my memory (i’ll create a book of everything).
After 30minutes i decide to check-out and booked in meanwhile a other hotel. The reservation was ok. But because of my lost of my Macbook and the Payment of my Hong Kong Hotel and some other payments i knew my CreditCard limit was almost there. But ill took a taxi and went to “Novotel Shanghai”. Arrived there and explain everything (Thanks god they talk little bit english). It was no problem at all and they make a deposit of the amount i had on my CreditCard. At my room i called Rabobank and they give me the instructions to transfer money from my normal account to my Credit Card so i can use it when needed.
For now im at my hotel room, not coming out this day. Have to settle, have to be relax about this. I know problems are everywhere and you can solve it out. Im gonna edit my images, my panorama’s and my 360 degrees images. Next post will be a post of my Hotel in Hong Kong of “99 Bonham Hotel” that was a nice one! Loved it. Cheers
First 4 images was my previous hotel in Shanghai.
Below you see a 360 degrees of my current hotelroom.
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Yesterday i went into HongKong with a local friend. He showed me the district called : Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀). Before i stared my journey i was planned to book a hotel at this district. Im so happy i didn’t book there. Wherever you walk there lots of Indian people who ask to all the caucasians if they need a room or taxi. The crowd is huge. Every street every restaurant is full of people. I was so lucky i booked my hotel on Hong Kong Island. Thats the better place to stay and walk around. My local friend told me also lot of people who lives on the island almost never goto the other side of the river.
To reach the Tsim Sha Tsui you can use the MTR or Ferry. The Ferry is nice to do, you will also passed by Apple Store IFC Hong Kong. In the Tsim Sha Tsui District there are streets with only electronics, or camera equipment, or dry food. Its funny to see that this is centralized.
After a long day we went back and drop my camera and went to a Japanese restaurant. It was delicious! All the breakfast and dinners where good. Prices are between 50-150 HK$.
When you visit HongKong and walk around on the island you will think whats going on here. All small streets seems so old and bad condition. But its stil the upper class location. In every street you can find restaurants and places to buy food.
At the end i went to Hong Kong Station and used the Airport Express Shuttle. It will stop on different locations and will bring you easy and fast to Airport Express Train Station. Within 24minutes you will be on the Airport. When you arrive you can buy a 2way Airport Express ticket include 3 days free use of MTR for 350 HK$.
Countdown shows 17 days left… Almost there. A dream will become real!! People and friends who live in Netherlands. 24th February 13:00 – 17:00 a farewell / bye bye event in “Cafe 1890” Amstelveenseweg 1124, 1081 JW Amsterdam.
Today countdown stands on 21 days… So within 3 weeks my journey to Asia start.
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Read all my blogs and what i’m doing… And check lots more, i want record some nice video’s and it will be special! I will record video’s with a Ricoh Theta S, a 360 degrees camera. You can view them on Youtube on your mobile phone !!