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Three Weekend Trips From Shanghai, China

Three Weekend Trips From Shanghai, China

Released Saturday, 10th April 2010
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Three Weekend Trips From Shanghai, China

Three Weekend Trips From Shanghai, China

Three Weekend Trips From Shanghai, China

Three Weekend Trips From Shanghai, China

Saturday, 10th April 2010
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The Amateur Traveler talks to Lee from Atlanta about side trips that you can take when you travel to Shanghai this year for Expo 2010. Lee is currently living in China and talks about 3 different weekend trips to destinations that are located near Shanghai. Lee starts us the in history-rich city of Nanjing the site of “China’s Holocaust” in WW 2. Nanjing has been the capital for 6 different Chinese governments and still retains its ancient walls in addition to modern shopping and the tomb of Sun Yat-sen. It was also the location of the world’s worst civil war, the Taiping Rebellion. After Nanjing we explore the many gardens and the canals of Suzhou. Finally Lee takes us to Hangzhou with its beautiful West Lake which the Chinese compare to heaven.NewsSpirit Air to experiment with carry-on bag feesAirlines losing 3000 bags – every hour of every dayWomen try to smuggle dead relative onto flightPaying to use the plane potty?Ky. Judge Rules in Favor of Online Travel SitesShow NotesExpo 2010 Shanghai ChinaTravel to Shanghai, China – Episode 26NanjingNanjing, ChinaNanking MassacreJohn Rabe – a German businessman and Nazi party member who is best known for his efforts to stop the atrocities of the Japanese army during the Nanking OccupationSun Yat-sen – “Father of the Chinese Nation”Ming DynastyCheongsam or Qipao – traditional Chinese dressTaiping Rebellion – largest civil war in history started by Hong Xiuquan who declared himself the brother of Jesus.RestaurantsSkyway Bakery and DeliLes 5 SensTairyo TeppanyakiSuzhouGardens – Master of the Nets, Lion’s Forest, Humble AdministratorMingtown Suzhou International Youth HostelHangzhouTea MuseumA History of Chinese in CaliforniaBraised Pork Belly – Hangzhou Dongpo PorkSweet and Sour Pork RecipeWushanyi International Youth HostelShanghaiCaptain Youth Hostelelong.com, ctrip.com – for accompodationsCommunityEgypt Photo TourAmateur Traveler NewsletterDoes Amateur Traveler work for you at work?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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