Finally a day fit for man to walk the streets of Shanghai. The city has changed in the 5 years since we were here last. Somewhat unfortunate that they are tearing down much of the ‘old’ city and displacing the people in favor of a sky high mega-city.
The bad news of the day is that we have received news that our ship, Azamara Journey has encountered damage from floating debris near Tokyo and must be repaired so our first cruise from Shanghai to Hong Kong has been cancelled.
STOP THE PRESSES!!
Being the eternal optimist, I will deal with recovering compensation that the cruise line will provide once we return home, but for now, we are flying to Phuket, Thailand for some sun and warmth, then on to Taipei for a few days before getting to Hong Kong to meet our ship (cross your fingers that it will be fixed by then). Currently the ship is en route from Japan to South Korea for repairs as apparently there wasn't a dry dock available where they first docked.