Well, here I am again. Dad and I have arrived in Shanghai. The sterile white of Pudong airport was a soft buffer into the country after spending 14 hours in the bizarre perpetual twilight of the Air Canada 777. We took the maglev train from the airport into the city. The 30km trip took somewhat less than 7 minutes at speeds of up to 430km/h. Whoosh!
We have checked into our hostel. It’s not a bad littleplace, built upon a traditional building in the heart of the city. We’re going to spend a few days getting acclimatized to the country before heading out to the more remote areas of the country later.
More updates after I get some sleep.