Zhao Shanghai Travel Guide

Getting around in Shanghai or ordering in a restaurant without a Chinese speaking guide, can be very daunting.  The Zhao Shanghai Travel Guide contains 99 travel cards and a comprehensive map.  The travel cards provide a simple but very effective solution.

Cards are grouped into four categories food, sightseeing, entertainment, and shopping. One side of  each card describes the restaurant or shop in English.  The other side contains the name and address in Chinese.  A card, for your desired destination can just simply be handed to the cab driver. Cards for restaurants also have suggestions for dishes to order and you can hand a card to the waitress to order your desired dish. 

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Traveling to Shanghai

Shanghai Street

Before you embark your journey to Shanghai, you may have a number of travel decisions to make.   Besides airlines, hotels and restaurants, you may wonder which part of Shanghai you will stay?  Is it in Puxi, urban Shanghai on the west bank of the Huangpu River, or Pudong new district on the east bank of the River?  Which central business districts would you prefer to stay close?  Just name a few: the Bund, the ever enchanting waterfront epicenter for business and finance, overlooking the Oriental Pearl Tower and Jin Mao Tower on the opposite side of the River; or Xujiahui in the historical French Concession, which is one of the most prestigious residential areas, and also where Shanghai Stadium, one of the largest football stadiums in the world, is located; or Hongqiao/Gubei, the expat community close to the Hongqiao airport; or Lujiazui finance and trade zone. 

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Shanghai's Green Mouths & Taiji

Whether it is Central Park in NYC, or Duff Park in Murrysville, PA, a park gives visitors a serene place to relax and exercise after a long day of work or on a sunny weekend afternoon.  When you visit a metropolis like Shanghai, going to a park may be the last thing on your mind, but the green spaces offer a decent escape that few can match.  On an area of over 6,340.50 km2 or 2,448.1 sq m, with a population of 20 million, Shanghai has over 100 parks (Pinyin: Gong Yuan).  Those green mouths of the city are full of characters, often perfectly manicured, and great places to shade you from the loud, the crowded, the frenetic traffic nearby or simply a few very enthusiastic street vendors. 

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