Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
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Travel Blogs from Shanghai
... were out in China on our own, and it has kept us on our toes. Very little English is spoken and although China has a huge tourist industry, almost none of it is geared towards non-Chinese. With a combination of pointing at words, miming, inspiration and sheer luck we have managed to buy train and bus tickets, find hotels, order (mostly) vegetarian food and guess our way around the complex entry options and fees of visitor attractions. We will ...
... tradition. They are beautiful. We walked along winding paths, some under covered walkways, past traditional Chinese pagodas, over bridges under which ran a small stream, past cherry trees in blossom and although there were plenty of people about, the atmosphere was peaceful. From here, we walked to the old town, which was, as you would expect, constructed of old style Chinese buildings, full of rich colour and full of people, ...
... I made what I thought was a wise decision and returned home.
However, it would seem that the Chinese are not too fussed about this kind of thing, and basically gave me the equivalent of a harden-up reply. So I ventured back out in shorts and old shoes, crossed the river, then crossed another less pleasant one, got to the metro station and got to work about an hour late. The metro line is a few metres off the ground where ...
... or amazing embroidered dresses, all that could be custom made to your specifications in two days or so. The prices were extremely high though - nothing cheap that Josh and I might have considered, even with the occasional Labor Day sale advertisement. Maybe if we had had more time in Shanghai but even then.
The rest of the stores were a mix of clothing and everyday stuff, with a huge quantity of American or otherwise non-Chinese brands.
We wandered into ...
... the elevator door shuts.