Shanghai Pudong airport is a trip with it's crazy ceiling decorations.
Regardless of the cool super modern looking airport... this place was meant to curse me both coming in and out of Shanghai.
Joe and I came in on different flights and we agreed to meet, "you know, where you get spit out of the process" (i.e. customs, immigration, etc.)
Seemed like a reasonable plan. But then a series of assumptions made us both sick with worry for the other as we waited on opposite sides of the airport for the other.
Bad assumptions on my part:
The terminal I fly into was labeled as "International, Hong Kong, and Macau Arrivals" Therefore I assumed international flights would come through there...
If Joe had arrived and I wasn't there he would page me (as previously agreed on).
Joe did page me and ASSUMED that the page would reach the whole airport. However, it was only for the terminal that he in. not the one I was in.
anyways, we eventually found each other and got into our hostel safe and sound.
On the way back my flight was delayed 3 and a half hours.........
Anyways, Shanghai is also hosting the 2010 World Expo. Lots of new subways and public are works are planned for the upcoming crowds.
And the mascot for this is...