SHANGHAI GTG MAY 30, 2013

Apr 25th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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SHANGHAI GTG MAY 30, 2013

TO: All interested including non Fodorites.

SHANGHAI GTG

DATE AND TIME: May 30, 2013, Thursday at 6 pm

LOCATION: Din Tai Fung
168 West Lujiazui Road, Super Brand Mall, 3rd Floor, Unit 24, Pudong
Phone - 50478883
Metro Line 2 to Lujiazui station

Confirmed to date: 5
Coke, Som and Cokie Smith -- 3
Shanghainese and DH -- 2

Fodors staff Sophie Friedman -- Are you in Shanghai now? Would love to meet you!
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Apr 25th, 2013, 01:16 PM
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Regretfully not able to attend next month...but next time, I hope to be there plus 1!!
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Apr 25th, 2013, 03:54 PM
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EKS: You finally convinced him to travel with you? Or is there other news??
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Apr 25th, 2013, 05:28 PM
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@Shanghainese - Thanks! I don't know if I will be in town at the end of May, but I've put it in my calendar for now.
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Apr 25th, 2013, 05:35 PM
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@Shanghainese - Yes, I'm here and pretty free over the May hols - feel free to send me an email.
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Apr 28th, 2013, 08:40 PM
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We're just home from Asia, and loved, loved, loved Shanghai. Thanks for all your posts and insights. Hope you all have a fun get together!
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Apr 29th, 2013, 06:50 PM
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Leburta: You are most welcome, glad you loved my birthplace. Wish you could join us at the GTG.
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Apr 30th, 2013, 03:45 AM
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Perhaps next year, if you do it again. We're already planning a return trip next spring.
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Apr 30th, 2013, 04:32 AM
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oh, how i wish we could be there!!!

hello from umbria, italy
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May 1st, 2013, 10:01 AM
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Leburta: I go every year and try to do a GTG; not sure about next year, been there 2 consecutive springs, could do fall in 2014. You can organize a GTG too, where did you go aside of Shanghai?

rhkkmk: You are just trying to make us envious, right?
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May 2nd, 2013, 01:38 PM
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Shanghainese:

Unfortunately, we were only there four days, so we didn't go outside the city.

Next time, I'd like to go to Suzhou, not only to see an ancient water town, but also to see I. M. Pei's museum. I saw a short documentary about it, and wondered why there is no mention of it in descriptions of the city and tourist publications. Is this the same Suzhou?

I am also the consummate tourist, and would like to see the zoo and aquarium. I want to see more of Shanghai at night, and want to shop more. I want to try more of the wonderful restaurants I've read about.

I just can't wait to go back!

Leburta
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May 3rd, 2013, 03:27 PM
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Leburta:

Not me but plenty of people think 2 days in Shanghai proper is enough, hope you saw a lot in your 4 days. You didn't miss anything at the City Zoo, I recommend the Wild Animals Park, it's not close to city center but well worth the travel time. The aquarium is easy to get to, only go if you have extra time, can't compare to the Monterey Aquarium in northern California or the Maui Ocean Center. Are you in HI?

You didn't even get to Suzhou? It is not a watertown, it is a nice size city famous for its gardens, a 40-minute bus or cab ride will get you to the watertown Tongli. As to Mr Pei's museum, as much as the chinese love its native son, somehow they were not excited about the design, perhaps too traditional?

The Bund area is delightful at night, all lit up. Shopping is not as fun as it used to be, too much fake stuff and the prices of everything is jumping up and up, real estate in Shanghai has topped US cities.
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May 8th, 2013, 10:10 PM
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Hello!

I guess I'll be considered a non-Fodorite here. I'll be travelling solo to Beijing and Shanghai soon, staying primarily in Shanghai with family (elderly grandparents). Can I ask for details about this GTG?
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May 9th, 2013, 12:50 PM
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Welcome, FallenSnow:!

Now you have posted (vs. just reading), you ARE a Fodorite. Could you be more specific about details you'd like know? The purpose is to meet friends and newbies, chat about travel experiences and other topics; the cost of the meal is split between the attendees not including the drinks, each perosn pays for their own drinks.
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May 12th, 2013, 08:17 AM
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May 12th, 2013, 08:40 AM
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fallen---they are tons of fun and you meet really nice people
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May 19th, 2013, 05:54 PM
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May 26th, 2013, 11:49 PM
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Sophie: Can you makeit? I'd like to make a reservation and will include you for the meantime.
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May 27th, 2013, 04:58 PM
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NOTE: Reservation is made under my nickname Ah Ling, see you there!
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May 28th, 2013, 05:51 AM
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have a great time!!!
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