Holiday Inn Express Meilong
Travel Blogs from Shanghai
... br> The sky was dirty. The pollution didn't smell bad, but we couldn't see too far into the distance because of the smog.
We passed a number of docked Chinese naval vessels, including an oddly shaped black submarine, a far different design than our U.S. subs.
We finally docked in a prime location, right in the midst of the tallest of the city’s modern high-rises, and just a short distance from the famous Bund, the wide boulevard ...
... and headed out to explore the shops, restaurants and bars along the canals. We stopped a couple times and had expensive beers and had a relaxing day.....this place is like a holiday from China :) ...but in China. We went to dinner at a proper restaurant that night....the first time since we were in Hawaii.....we've been very budget minded. We had a bottle of wine and some great food before checking out the nightlife in Wuzhen. ...
... cuisine is sweeter and less spicy than some other Chinese food eg belly pork with "brown sauce". I tried this at a slightly more upmarket local restaurant in a shopping mall. I wouldn't say it was my favourite of the Chinse cuisines.. I also ate at the expat favourite "Lost Heaven" which does a kind of slightly westernised Yunnan/Burmese/Vietnam fusion. I didn't eat at many high end restaurants on this trip, and I have to say I did really enjoy this meal. I ended the ...
... off of the old Chinese "to do" list. I was practically jumping up and down with excitement while Mogsy, Bret and Jon frantically worked to find a lighter and, while they didn't know it, their lanterns served as decoys for all the seemingly lantern-starved children who rushed to "help." They were not helping. They were hijacking. So, like a selfish, greedy American, I refused to light my lantern while in reach of these savages. Was it unkind? Yes. Is peeing in ...
... train that travels the 45km distance from the central city to the airport in 7 minutes at a speed of 430 kms per hour.
Transport on Shanghai roads is quite something with huge spaghetti junctions up to five stories in some places and although not many bridges there are several tunnels under the river.
It was then back to the hotel for a quick change and to the final dinner. This was at ...
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