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Shengsi Island

On the boat to Shengsi Island

Only a few hours from Shanghai, it took me 2 years to discover Shengsi Island. With advice from this city weekend article, and article on CNN and some blogs from a Shanghai bike club we set off!

Getting there took longer than expected… it was golden week and the fast boat tickets had sold out. I’d really advise getting boat tickets in advance if you want to ensure a speedy trip!

Once there, it was a bit tricky to get a taxi, none of the drivers claimed to know where we were going. But eventually we checked in to our guest-house (booked through ctrip) and got down to some good old-fashioned relaxing (and eating of course).

Playing on the beach

Evening, getting ready for lanterns

Soaps on the go

Taxi dashboard with phone as TV

Taxis are just so damn interesting!

This Bangkok taxi driver was well aware of the terrible traffic we were going to encounter, but still took our fare to drive half way across the city. Turns out he actually liked the heavy, slow moving traffic… he just whipped out his phone, plugged in an antenna and turned it into a mini TV. Not sure about the safety aspect.. but an interesting ride was had by all.