Holiday Inn Express Meilong
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... of power, influence, and money.
Probably I am the only one here who thinks of the past, of the European concessions, of the extreme contrasts between rich and poor, of inferiority and superiority. I once saw a movie where a small girl gives a rickshaw driver a few coins to let him run with her doll. "The doll enjoys so much to sit in the rickshaw." The man runs for an hour pulling the rickshaw with the doll, while other rickshaw drivers are jealous because his load is ...
We got up late and missed breakfast at the hotel so headed out on empty stomachs. We headed towards the Shanghai museum stopping at a chicken shack on the way- which weren't all that!! We went into the museum which was free and paid for the audio guide- a device that looked like a giant mobile phone!! That was the most exciting thing about the museum! Bored.com!! To be fair, it would probably have been really interesting had we not seen and heard/read ...
... Imperial history.
We kept trying food from different regions of China because John was still a bit skeptical about Chinese food, so did not stop until we could find one that he really liked: The Lost Heaven was an elegant restaurant from the Yunnan region, where we tried some delicious samosas, mushroom salad and a not too spicy super tender beef curry. We could say that this was John’s favorite Chinese food. ...
Shanghai is a very intersting place. The traffic however, is more than interesting, its a miracle... A miracle more people arent killed! The drivers seem to believe that honking their horn gives them the right to do whatever they like, so they cut each other off, speed in front of pedestrians, change lane without indicating, and just generally do whatever the hell they want. I soon discoverd ...
... if not a little hazy - that pesky pollution thing again). Also, the views inside were amazing as the architecture in the restaurant opened out upwards into a massive auditorium - very gothic, stunningly lit and utterly unique. (The views were equal to the menu). Back down on the ground the great shopping malls around the IFC were palatial and had all the big brands you'd expect to see in a major commercial centre. The Oriental Pear ...