The Bund Riverside Hotel
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It would appear that the Chinese people like hard beds, although we were so tired when we reached the hotel that we slept like babies. I had made the mistake of tipping the bellman only 5 Yuan when arrived, which is the equivalent of 60 cents! But when you are tired and in a new country mistakes can happen! From the 13th floor …
... were thrilled to find it!
Now, I know what you are thinking. You are in China, and you are craving General Tso's and Chicken and Broccoli? Isn't that like going to an Olive Garden in Italy? NOPE! American Chinese is a sub-type of cuisine that is so incredibly different (and depending on your opinion- dare I say "better"?) from Chinese food in China. To clarify, there are so many types of regional cuisines in China and they each ...
... but good golly, it's zooming past!
We have our plane tickets home for September 2. We will fly to Seoul, South Korea. Originally, we were supposed to only have a couple hours' layover in Seoul, but the flight to Detroit was canceled on the 2nd... so now we are catching the Seoul to Detroit flight on September 3. We now have about a 30 hour layover in South Korea! That being said, we are going to try to do one or two things during this time period. ...
... took it over to Zanghou park (that’s totally wrong I’m sure) and went to the cloud 9 mall and carefore which is like a supermarket. Bigger than any one I ever saw in the states though.
Once we were done at the supermarket we headed over to a traditional Japanese noodle shop. It was delicious, I had tender rib and beef noodles with green tea and mango juice. It cost me roughly 5 dollars and was more filling and delicious ...
At around 6pm it started getting dark. Conveniently, I passed a monastery where I could get myself a bed inside for 30 yuan (about 3 pounds). Watching the monks going about their day, drinking rice wine with some Chinese climbers (I passed on a refill, I had **** to do the next day) and waking at 6am to the sound of prayer drums in a mist-covered monastery high on a mountain reminded me why I had always wanted to come to China. Class.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Bund Riverside Hotel Shanghai
Good location near the Metro station and pedestrian mall.
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