Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao
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I have never been to China and wanted Shanghai to be my first impression of the country. When I think of China I think history but also futurism. Shanghai did not disappoint in that aspect. The city is huge and the skyscrapers are as futuristic as they come. One has to ignore the humidity and the sometimes awful smells of the city streets but Shanghai was definitely worth the visit. This is China's largest city and by most accounts the largest city in the World, how could anyone miss ...
... so we knew it was good.
Inside we were not met by our principal contact but by his quality manager, another bad omen, the lady is perfectly pleasant and very bright but hierarchy is everything and this was a clear message that we were not in favour. This should not have come as a surprise as the reason for our visit was to follow up on the some product testing and understand what had had happened and why.
Lunch was a formal banquet style ...
... one and get a different view of the city, if your wondering, yes the taxi driving was the same as in Beijing!.....Mental! Once across the river We gained entry to the Jin Mao tower,the view from the platform on the 81st form gave us a great perspective of the city, about half an hour of staring at the views we descended back down to the streets and Took a stroll along the banks of the bund,now with the sun setting the river bank had now become a tourist rammed area all trying ...
... entrance fee we entered a room with a scale model of Pudon, then another room with a promotional video of SWFC and then to the lift (one of the fastest in the planet). The lift took us to the 97F and from there by escalators to the Skywalk on 100F. At 474m Skywalk is the tallest observation deck in the world and offers the best views of Pudong, Time for photos.........
Leaving level 100F we went down to level 94F where a ...
... of Shanghai is beautiful-you'd never believe the entire thing was built only 20 years ago!! Crazy. I have pictures of the skylines both west and East-the East portion at night is beautiful! We also took the elevators up to the top of the Jin Mao Building-the second highest in Shanghai. It gave us a bird's eye view of the City and wow-the City goes on forever!!! In all directions! There are apparently ...
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