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... I sucked it up at this Gymboree-like play area on steroids for a few hours.
Our hope was for an early nap and then head to the Pearl Tower (Shanghai icon) given the clear, less polluted day. Three hours later, we had to be woken up to begin touring. While in Shanghai, JP and Carolina have a driver since they are not allowed to drive. This is amazing for many obvious reasons, but the fascinating part is that he speaks no English, and they do not speak Mandarin. ...
... found a place to eat lunch and checked out the French Concession. It was a nice walk and although there has been a lot of development since it was handed back to the Chinese, the area still retains a distinct character and we did get to see a couple of nice old buildings that have been well looked after.
That night Phoebe took us out to a nice restaurant to celebrate my birthday. As phoebe is an expert on these restaurants she ordered us multiple dishes, ...
... we were pleasantly surprised! We even found our friends there too amongst the masses & managed to put our blanket down. Afterwards we headed back into town as we were hungry, for the half price food deal at the First Floor bar.
Tuesday, our friend Matthew invited us to join him for brunch at Lily’s American diner near his apartment, well….. it was the best breakfast we’ve had here, big fry up, very scrummy. I had a peanut butter ...
Things got better and more interesting in Shanghai. After a brief bout of tonsillitis (which I'm starting to think was more a reaction to the pollution than a virus) we explored a bit more of the city. We did a bit more of Nanjing Rd, the 'High St’ of Shanghai where we couldn’t help ourselves but search out Chinese kids-clothing. More horrific than the designs were the prices – equal to or more than at home. Clearly, the result of 1 child policy. Not that prices ...
... and was also quite the anarchist in his younger days. The house had been kept immaculately since his death, and converted into a museum. Might have to look for some more info about his work and see if there is any english translations!
A total change of pace next as we headed to Xintiandi to see a shopping mall, albeit quite an arty one with many small independent boutiques, but also the Shanghai branch of Games Workshop - which was quite random. Nearby, we visited the ...