Bill and Sue-On Hillman:
A 50-Year Musical Odyssey
HILLMAN CHINA ADVENTURE 2017
Yun Paradise Hotel to Hongqiao
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After exploring Yu Gardens we strolled back through
the market area and returned to our hotel for a bit of a rest. Later we
met Kenny and Rebecca in the hotel lobby to go for supper. Bill had forgotten
his hat and made a quick trip back to the room. While Sue-On was waiting
in the lobby she was startled by someone coming from behind and placing
hands over her eyes: "Guess Who!" Sue-On was surprised that anyone would
recognize her here out of millions of other Chinese faces -- especially
since Bill was not with her at the time.
It turned out to be fellow-travellers we had spent a month
touring with two years before in South East Asia: Ronnie and Roy Hackett
from England. Out of all the Chinese in Shanghai they had recognized Sue-On.
Our reunion was a short one since they were just leaving to catch a flight.
We followed them out to the fountain area where we posed for some quick
photos before they caught their shuttle bus.
We crossed over the skywalk to the multi-storey mall we
had visited numerous times during our stay. Our last meal in Shanghai was
another delight and we returned to our rooms to prepare for our early morning
We had booked an 8:45
AM flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou. We had arranged the 13 km shuttle
from our Yu Paradise hotel to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport before we left
Canada. Many of the international flights now leave from the huge modern
Pudong Airport which is would a been a longer shuttle ride than that to
the older Hongqiao which now handles many of the domestic flights.
We checked in without incident and
had a comfortable wait for boarding. The three-hour flight to Guangzhou
Baiyn Airport provided us with some great aerial views and a Chinese-style
breakfast. Upon arriving we eventually found the free shuttle to the nearby
Nomo Apartment hotel that we had booked via Internet. There was a small
cafe in front of the hotel that served reasonable and very good dishes.
Hillman Selfies in the hotel
corridor outside our room
OUR MORNING DEPARTURE FOR GUANGZHOU
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Our first meal after arrival
at Guangzhou Airport
A small cafe near our hotel
X. LEAVING SHANGHAI
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Paradise Hotel to Hongqiao Airport to Guangzhou
TO CHINA 2017 ADVENTURE
Bill and Sue-On Hillman