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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: May 11, 2015, 12:10:52 AM »
Hi all, great info.

I'm currently planning to arrive PVG mid-morning on a Monday, and depart HKG the following Sunday evening.

Trip is a vacation, and our interests are history, cultural sites, unique shopping, etc.

Would it make more sense to travel PVG-HKG on Tuesday evening, i.e. just have 1 night in Shanghai, or on Wed. evening, giving use 2 nights and a full day on Tuesday? Which city needs the extra time more, Shanghai or HKG?

Also, am I making the right decision to spend Shabbos in HKG as opposed to Shanghai? I could flip the trip.

Thanks.

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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: May 20, 2015, 09:51:33 AM »
Planning to stay in Hongqiao for shabbos. Booked the Marriott Hongqiao. Any tips?
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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: November 08, 2015, 12:24:51 AM »
Any kosher food place close to PVG?
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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: November 23, 2015, 12:01:09 PM »
Need advice for a friend
he needs to fly on 11/29 and he just realized that he needs a visa
Anyone knows of any legit services that could help out with this?

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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: November 23, 2015, 03:00:54 PM »
Need advice for a friend
he needs to fly on 11/29 and he just realized that he needs a visa
Anyone knows of any legit services that could help out with this?
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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: November 23, 2015, 03:02:28 PM »
No experience, but can't they go to consulate/embassy and get a visa?
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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: November 23, 2015, 03:48:44 PM »
No experience, but can't they go to consulate/embassy and get a visa?
Takes min 2-3 days and that is without a holiday

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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: November 23, 2015, 04:00:46 PM »
Takes min 2-3 days and that is without a holiday
Thought i saw someone say if traveling within x amount of days and have proof they can do same day. Maybe it was AJK.
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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: November 23, 2015, 04:09:12 PM »
Thought i saw someone say if traveling within x amount of days and have proof they can do same day. Maybe it was AJK.
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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: November 23, 2015, 04:13:37 PM »
Paging @AJK
See info on their site here. Can be worth making a call.
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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: January 26, 2016, 03:02:34 PM »
Anyone know if the restaurant will deliver to the airport?

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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: May 17, 2016, 01:15:08 PM »
Has anyone stayed at the ANDAZ Shanghai?

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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: May 19, 2016, 02:45:48 AM »
This is for Hong Kong, Ningbo and Shanghai.

Just took a short business trip to China.

I flew Cathay from NYC to HKG, business class was nice. Flight was great. Pleasant service and time went by quickly. No problems with long TSA lines...

I arrived in Hong Kong ever Shabbos and took a cab directly to the Intercontinental Stanford. It's about a 40 minutes drive with no traffic. Looking back, the W hotel may been a better option. It's really not too hard of a walk, it's hot in May but there is a nice breeze and it's easily walkable on Shabbos. The Hyatt regency refused to allow me to use the staircase, so I didn't stay there. The intercontinental has a free phone with Internet in every room. It's a great feature as you can take it everywhere in Hong Kong.

The walk to Chabad for Shabbos is 8-10 minutes, depending on how good you are with a map. Made lots of friends both Friday night and Shabbos by day. The food was great and the atmosphere was very warm. They recently expanded and the new place, it is really nice. The Rabbi and wife were really accommodating and they really welcome everyone.

Sunday I flew out to Hangzhou, I missed my first flight because of security, so I caught another one later that day. Hong Kong airways, was pretty good. Hangzhou is modern and beautiful. I had someone drive me down to the Park Hyatt Ningbo as I had a business meeting there. The PH is really incredible. Built on a lake the view is breathtaking and the rooms are large, modern and really comfortable. They have gorgeous grounds and it's a great vacations spot, sans food.

Monday evening I took the bullet train to Shanghai. Business class tickets are only a few dollars more than regular so I opted for that. It was awesome. It's like flying business class internationally with a fully lie-flat seat/bed. The train goes really fast and is precisely on time.

Shanghai is really a gorgeous city imho. The largest city in the world with skyscrapers and wide streets to boast of. There are some shady parts, which I avoided, so I can't vouch for that part of the city. Granted the city does not have a lot to do, it's nonetheless definitely with visiting.

I stayed for the first 2 nights at the Grand Hyatt. The hotel starts at the 54th floor, and the rooms are even higher. The views are spectacular, especially views of the bund. The interior is beautiful and there is live piano music almost every night. The rooms is really comfortable, unless you're scared of heights, as the windows are floor to ceiling. Lots of mirrors really have a strong affect on your vertigo. Takes a little while to get used to.

My last night at stayed at the park Hyatt. It's directly across the street. The rooms are larger, more modern and much higher. I didn't think it would make a difference, but the extra 20 flights really did. Their pool is really awesome, it's a gorgeous view, and has a nice lounging area. I wouldn't say it was any better stay than the grand, except for the pool and small amenities, if you're into that. It's a lot quieter. But it's definitely missing the flair that the grand has. Both of them have their servers in Hong Kong somehow, so Google and the likes are accessible in the hotels.

The area around the hotel is in the financial district, with access to a few large malls. To get anywhere else you'd need to take a cab or subway.

Chabad is around a 40 minute drive if your cab driver knows where he's going. I needed to make sure to always have directions in Chinese, as no one speaks English. If you don't have directions, you're up a creek. It takes a little while to find Chabad the first time, you need to use your brains, and have clear directions beforehand. Read their directions online.

The menu at Chabad is very large. They recently started offering steaks as well, it's a great selection. Their chef really make some really tasty food. Spring rolls, soups, salads and main were polished every night. Their Chinese is pretty authentic and the service was great.

The Rabbi and wife are really nice. They have a few kids and already opened 3 Chabad centers around town. Though only one of them has a restaurant. The community is pretty large, they have a school and minyan twice a day.
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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: July 23, 2016, 07:54:37 PM »
There's more than 1 hyatt, and more than 1 chabad

I guess Hyatt has expanded their portfolio in the last 2 years (or maybe the other Hyatts simply weren't discussed here), but there are currently SEVEN Hyatt properties in Shanghai to choose from.  :-[

Which one is situated best for someone staying there for Shabbos?

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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: August 09, 2016, 01:37:43 PM »
Any issue bringing raw meat into China?

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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: March 24, 2017, 06:28:32 AM »
If I am going to be in Beijing from 6 am to 5 pm and would like to see the big sites what should I try to see? Is there a good cheap tour guide I should use to get the most in?

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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: March 24, 2017, 06:49:07 AM »
If I am going to be in Beijing from 6 am to 5 pm and would like to see the big sites what should I try to see? Is there a good cheap tour guide I should use to get the most in?
Do the Chinese wall in the morning, early lunch at Chabad, Forbiden city and back to the airport.

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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: March 24, 2017, 06:50:02 AM »
I guess Hyatt has expanded their portfolio in the last 2 years (or maybe the other Hyatts simply weren't discussed here), but there are currently SEVEN Hyatt properties in Shanghai to choose from.  :-[

Which one is situated best for someone staying there for Shabbos?
I would guess the one closest to Chabad.

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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: March 25, 2017, 09:45:17 AM »
How should I get around is there a driver I can hire or take a tour or cab? Also would anyone have any info on if I will have a problem. I am flying from vietnam to pek with another airlines flight to the us that night will they give me a 24 hr visa on arrival? I spoke to a few people and I'm getting mixed reports if I will run into a problem

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Re: Shanghai, China Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: March 26, 2017, 02:44:15 AM »
Would Chabad send a delivery to the airport (PVG)?