Hong Qiao State Guest Hotel
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After a long flight, I am finally in Asia. My flight landed shortly after 8 pm. It's 13 degrees in Shanghai so not the warmest but warmer than when I left Toronto. I decided to take the Maglev train since it was the fastest way to get to the city...the high speed train went at 300 km/ h and only took around 15 mins get to Central Shanghai from Pudong International Airport.
I got to ...
Okay, so Shanghai is the world's largest city. It is actually it's own province. The total area of the city is just over 2,400 square miles. My home is in Allegan County, Michigan. Combining Allegan and the adjacent county of Barry, that land equals 2,400 square miles. All of that area in one city. It took a half hour to drive on the highway from Pudong Airport to Alex's house in Puxi. Puxi is the old part of Shanghai, the west, and Pudong is the new ...
... blocks from the hotel to the Bund. It's amazing that right next to the hotel, which is a 50 story tower built in the early 2000's, are buildings in the British style (neoclassical and beaux arts) from the early 20th century with laundry hanging out on lines above the street. This is the very center of Shanghai, one of the largest and most metropolitan cities in the world, and the people who live in one of the most desirable neighborhoods are hanging their ...
... Yes I have a picture of that one). The surrounding gardens also contained many interesting stones mounted on beautiful bases. They are called” scholar’s stones”. These are naturally occurring rocks that are weathered and shaped by the elements. They should contain the qualities of thinness, openness, perforations, and wrinkling. It is said that only scholars could appreciate their beauty. I have pictures of some, as well as me touching ...
... and it is next door to our favorite restaurant, the Shanghai Brewery. The band was from the Phillipines. They played a mix of Chinese music and older American rock music. We found out they took requests and walked up to the stage and asked the lead singer to play some Beatles. She was more than happy to oblige. Later in the night, she returned to our table a few times to ask us for more requests. Also, every time she played a song she would say it was for Lindsey and point to ...