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Last Day in Shanghai - Farewell China!

June 6
Today we woke up and were sad to know that we would be leaving china. We had such a great journey and don’t want to leave. We have taken so many cab rides throughout our trip we decided we would end our journey with a unique way to transfer to the airport...via the Maglev Shanghai train. The Maglev picks up passengers in Pudong and heads straight for the airport. In fact its the fastest way to get to the airport! For only $9 Canadian we traveled 30km in 8 minutes and reached a max speed of 431 km/h in only a few minutes! What an experience that was! While on the train a local informed us that we were actually levitating above the train tracks and being held my powerful magnets just centimeters above the tracks! Super scary but definitely was a wicked way to remember the end of our trip. Our journeys throughout China went great but I do say it helped having all our documentation and necessary identification in order which made travelling very easy. Canadians travelling to China need to apply for a tourist visa prior to leaving Canada and you can apply for this at your nearest Chinese embassy. It is an approximate $50 fee to get this tourist visa and you need to provide two passport photos along with your filled out application. You need passport that is valid at least 6 months prior to your return date and I strongly recommend taking several photocopies of your passport and carrying around the photocopies instead of your actual passport in order to prevent losing it or getting it stolen.


Posted by asiablog 10:42

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How was the flight home? Was it any calmer then on the way there since you weren't all excited?
What was your favorite food that you got to try when you were over there?

by teammek

The flight home was alot better then on the oubound and yes not being as excited did help. We were also flying in the night hours so we could sleep the entire journey. My favorite food I tried while down there was the authentic cooked duck we had at a Peking Duck Restaurant. They carved the duck right in front of us and it sure was yummy!

by asiablog

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