Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Beigan, bridge, buildings, climb, East, hike, hill, life, mountain, North, panorama, photography, Shan, South, vandalism, view, West, Xiaoshan on June 1, 2011 |
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Beigan Shan(Mountain) is more of a hill that divides Xiaoshan into North and South. I used to drive through it via tunnel to go shopping and now I can see it and the monument on top of it from my apartment but in all the time that I have lived in Xiaoshan I haven’t gotten round to climbing it.
Google Map of my area of Xiaoshan and Beigan Mountain
I could say that I was waiting for a clear day and there is some truth in that but you can count the number of days with high visibility in China on one hand so this last weekend the weather forecast looked descent and so we woke up early and set out to climb the mountain and see pagodas and monument up close.
Panorama at the bottom of the stairs of Beigan Mountain
With a backpack carrying water and snacks, and cameras in hand climbed the first set of stairs to this plaque of Chinese characters with the view slightly spoiled by the workers hut to the left and especially his underwear hanging out to dry. So we didn’t linger and headed straight up the stairs to the (more…)
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Boeing 777-300ER, Doha, Doha International Airport, experience, Himalayas, pilot, PuDong, Qatar, Qatar Airways, Seat 26A, Shan, Shanghai, Shanghai Pu Dong Airport, travel on February 1, 2011 |
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I last wrote from the departure lounge in Shanghai and what a journey it has been since then hence the lack of posts but rest assured I’ll give you all the details in the next few posts. Below is the interior of Terminal 2 at Shanghai PuDong airport which looks fairly grand but the shops and eateries leave a lot to be desired.
- Departure lounge at Shanghai PuDong Airport – Terminal 2
After a minor boarding gate change and last-minute de-icing of the wings we were onboard. Push-back was on time at 00:30am followed by a fairly lengthy taxi to runway 35L turning left hand out with a great view of (more…)
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