Today I flew across the Pacific into Shanghai in China from Las Vegas in the US and I have mixed feelings about doing that. The bad news is that I missed the 4th of December completely. The good news is that in spite of the 20 hour trip I am feeling no jet lag because the missing day canceled it out. Crazy!
After attending Autodesk University is Las Vegas last week, I am here in Shanghai to attend PlanetPTC which starts tomorrow. I just checked into the Le Meridian hotel in Sheshan, the venue of the conference. PTC PR was waiting for me in the hotel lobby and saw to it that I got checked in without problems.
If you have been following me on Twitter, you will have noticed that one of the first things I bitch (or praise, which is rare) about a hotel after I check in is its WiFi. In the case of the Le Meridian, I cannot bitch about the WiFi because there isn’t any.
And speaking of Twitter, China blocks Twitter, Facebook and a bunch of other social networking sites. So I will not be able to live tweet the PlanetPTC event. In any case this hotel does not have WiFi. So I will not be able to live blog it either.
Here are some pictures I took on my way from the airport to the hotel. Click the images for larger views.