What a way to start a trip.
Get told that we are waiting for a thunder storm to past before we take off from Auckland then proceed to have a continuously bumpy flight which lead to no sleep. At least I met Miah, a touch ref that had done the trip a few times so I got to get some insight into what to do / expect.
Upon landing in Shanghai customs etc was the easiest i’ve ever had. Jumped on the Maglev train at a slow 301km/hr.
This is where it got a bit crazy for a while. Once off the maglev train, the order was gone. We hopped on the city Metro and experienced Chinese population density first hand. I got half way on the train with no room and doors shutting before getting the straps on my pack almost stuck in the doors.