Aaaaannnnd We’re Back…..

Some geographical and travel information for you.

Vancouver to Jiaxing

  1. Get up at 6 am (PDT) for 11:15 am (PDT) flight
  2. Depart at 11:40 am (PDT)
  3. Cross International Dateline (see photo) at 4:55 pm (PDT) – 2728 miles from Vancouver at crossing point.
  4. Land in Shanghai at 11:40 pm (PDT) – 6087 miles from Vancouver
  5. Clear customs, baggage collection at 12:40 am (PDT)
  6. Arrive Jiaxing apartment 2:00 am (PDT) – 6150 miles from Vancouver
  7. Dinner at Krabi Thai Restaurant 2:30 am (PDT)
  8. Bed at 4:30 am (PDT)
We actually crosses just about where the "A" in Dateline is.

We actually crossed just about where the “A” in Dateline is.

The A is the Pu Dong Airport. It is approximately 100 kms. from Jiaxing. The pink path is our route home.

The A is the Pu Dong Airport. It is approximately 100 kms. from Jiaxing. The pink path is our route home.

This is a photo of the highway we are on about 15 minutes into our trip home.

This is a photo of the highway we are on about 15 minutes into our trip home. It was taken where X marks the spot on the map.

Now think about this. The entire trip home from the airport is about 100 kms. Shanghai is a city of close to 30 million people. This is about 20 km south of the city centre at 4 pm (China Standard Time) on a Thursday afternoon. WHERE IS THE TRAFFIC? It is like this on all the highways we have seen in China.

When we finally arrived home, this greeted us as we stepped on to our elevator in our apartment.

Hey, if it means the life will be more beautiful, count me in.

Hey, if it means the life will be more beautiful, count me in. Not that I have ever been involved in somking, but I do think nonsomking is better.  (Is the plant the before or the after?)

A few left over photos from last year that just never made it in for one reason or another.

I called this photo "Babe in Blue"

I called this photo “Babe in Blue”

I’m not sure why I took this – the frustration on her face, the clash of the cool, hip outfit with the sandwich (rarely seen in China, BTW) in the plastic bag or just the shoes.

Pistachio Nuts

Pistachio Nuts

Did YOU know pistachio nuts were the delicious food and that cool fashion needs cool taste?

A Rainy Day in June

A Rainy Day in June

This very effective (?) drain is at Terry’s school. We had a very rainy day just before we left.

(Ed. note: Hey, I know this post may not be up to the usual Terry standards, but give us a break – it was written at 5:30 Saturday morning after two nights of little sleep!)

2 thoughts on “Aaaaannnnd We’re Back…..

  1. Lynne

    Love the way you guys headed straight to Krabi Thai. Hilarious!! You must have received a royal welcome! Get some sleep you two. xo

    Reply

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