Nov 5, 2010

Marriott Courtyard Shanghai

8 degrees!!! That was the ground temperature announced by the plane's captain as we were approaching the terminal for landing at the Pudong International Airport. Eeep! Our home airconditioning never went down below 16 degrees and I still had to use a blanket! I sure hope I packed enough to keep warm.

As we reached the exit of the arrival terminal, our guide named Tom (great guy from Great Wall Tours), met us. He spoke good English although I strained just a bit to make out some words. Soon enough, we would find out that a lot of the people you'd meet in China did not speak English. Cab drivers, sales people, restaurant attendants were some of the people whom Jerry had to use his limited Mandarin skills on. So imagine our relief to have English-speaking tour guide and hotel front-desk managers at the Marriott Courtyard in Xujiahui where we were staying at.

Our hotel room was clean and was relatively well-maintained. It was a good choice for us because it was near enough (walking distance) to the commercial area (shopping), if I could brave the chilly weather. :P

The complimentary daily hotel breakfast had an extensive array of food choices but we got mostly the Chinese dimsum for authenticity. Heh... And my, how that pleased my Chinese hubby!


Marriott Courtyard Xujiahui, Shanghai

Marriott Courtyard Xujiahui, Shanghai
the room

Marriott Courtyard Xujiahui, Shanghai
the toilet and bath

Marriott Courtyard Xujiahui, Shanghai
the bar

Marriott Courtyard Xujiahui, Shanghai
the bar

View from Marriott Courtyard Xujiahui, Shanghai
the view from our room

Marriott Courtyard Xujiahui, Shanghai
two Jerrys on my birthday :)

Marriott Courtyard Xujiahui, Shanghai
ready for the day's itinerary


3 comments:

  1. You got a nice view from your hotel room! Is that haze or smog out there?

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  2. yeah boots kung boots...nice pics...gamit ba si dslr from sg?

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  3. hi bertn, that's partly smog and fog. :) hehehe...

    hi may. yes most of the pics here are from the alpha dslr.

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