Citihome Shanghai Beihai Hotel
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... to another room. As we followed him to who knows where another more senior official called him back and told us to wait while they disappeared with our passports and tickets. After much rubber stamping they apparently issued us with the required visas and we were free to go……last people left in immigration!
Fortunately the hotel allowed us to check in early so after a freshen up we head out to walk along the Bund. The ...
... br> I started my second day by a walk on the BUND. Not that impressive during the day. Then I had to buy a new hat to replace my lost one. It is way too cold to go around without a hat. I spend the afternoon in the french concession. The only french thing about it are the trees lining the road and the bar with terrace. I didn't find the architecture french at all!
I visited the former house of Sun Yat Sen. So apparently he is considered the father of ...
... from being a couple of hours late, this was the most uneventful of all the trains we would take.
The final long distance train we took went from Xi’an to Shanghai. On this train we met Nick, a Chinese man our age who was very happy to talk with us. He was an engineer by trade, and very passionate about Chinese history. He was also very generous with his food. Unfortunately, his food ...
... in Shanghai - which delayed the departure.
DAY 11: Thursday 16 May 2013
Today was a very full day of touring of Shanghai.
First stop today was the Pearl TV Tower. Unfortunately the weather was bleak, so when we reached the top platform, with the glass floor, all we could see was white!!! We made our way down to the lower viewing platform, being able to see the amazing circular walkway.
Next stop, was ...
... to another town. It would have been nice to go explore Hangzhou but with our long, boring experience yesterday, we just couldn't be bothered to (possibly!) be disappointed all over again. So we really just hung around all morning, did some research and then head out around 1 to do some exploring.
Like I said, we had no real plan for today, so we just got off on a stop in the New Pudong Area and walked towards the financial district. Even though the skyline ...