- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 3rd Edition edition (10 December 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764573055
- ISBN-13: 978-0764573057
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 21.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
Frommer′s® Shanghai (Frommer′s Complete Guides) Paperback – Import, 10 Dec 2004
|Paperback, Import, 10 Dec 2004||
From the Back Cover
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer′s. The best trips start here. Featuring brand–new, detailed maps of Shanghai neighborhoods plus side trips to nearby Nanxun & Tongli water villages. Outspoken opinions on what′s worth your time and what′s not. Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget. Off–the–beaten–path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
About the Author
Sharon Owyang, born in Singapore and a graduate of Harvard University, divides her time between film and television projections in the U.S. and China, and freelance travel writing. She was a contributor to Frommer’s China, 1st Edition, and has also written about Shanghai, China, Vietnam, and San Diego for Insight Guides, Compact Guides, and the Los Angeles Times. She speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and enough Shanghainese to be a curiosity to the locals. She would like to thank Tess Johnston, and Wu Zhude and his family for their various forms of help.
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I'm disappointed that the maps in general are not integrated. The overview map of Shanghai doesn't show you the pages for the individual neighborhood maps. Similarly, the individual neighborhood maps don't show you hints to the maps for surrounding pages. Frommer's should look at how Lonely Planet guides do this. There's no copyright on doing maps that are easily tied together.
For me, finding a good hotel means it should be close to a subway station. In particular, I wanted to find a hotel on the Line 1, because I need to make frequent visits to the northwest. Although there is a subway map on the inside cover of this guide, there are no stations shown on the overview map of Shanghai. The guide does not make this task easy.
It could just be me, but I think there is to much info on hotels and restaurants. I'm normally the person to think "there is a lot of people in that restaurant we just passed - Lets go eat there". Regarding hotels I tend to book from home at the internet and just need the star rating, the website and "tips on how to get the best rate".
But if you flip through the hotel and restaurant pages, everything looks to be squeezed in and if you need it - then you REALLY need it - I guess that I would be really angry, if I ended up stranded in Shanghai without a good hotel listing ;-)
So the only negative I have is the quality of the paper. I think you will wear the book down if you go a lot to Shanghai.