Monday, March 29, 2010


I recently took a trip to Shanghai, China for work. There was a trade show in Shanghai where we had a booth, so I went over to set up some equipment and help out with the exhibit. This involved a 13 hour flight from Chicago to Shanghai, which was not as bad as I anticipated. I thought it was going to be thoroughly miserable, but it actually wasn't too bad. I slept a little, read quite a bit and watched part of a movie.

The hotel I stayed in was a very nice Four Points by Sheraton in Shanghai. It was a very western hotel- the staff spoke English, there was western food, etc. The only odd feature was the window into the shower, shown below. I have never seen that before.

I had a chance to see a little of the city while I was there, which is unusual for a trip like this. I saw an exhibit about the urban planning and development for the upcoming World Expo in Shanghai. I also went to the Yu Garden to see some Temples and other local culture. For the entire album on picasa, go here:

I definitely recommend that you go to China if you have the chance. There is a great deal of history and culture there to see, much more than is possible in a single trip. I was lucky enough on this trip to have some local guidance from some of my colleagues from the area.

I will post some more about specific parts of the trip if I have a chance.


  1. I found your blog on Weddingbee. I'm looking forward to reading more about you!

    So cool that you got to see some of the city while you were there on business. So often business travelers don't see any of the locations they travel to!

  2. Hi Amy! It was actually my husband, Byron, who got to go to Shanghai and see the sights (I was at home with our beagle). Thanks for stopping by! :) See ya around the 'bee!

  3. Amy, you are so right. I travel a few times a year and usually the most I see is a nice restaurant or two. I was fortunate on this trip to have some time to look around!