Travel Blogs from Shanghai
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The rain was worse when we reached the zig-zag bridge and it was a bit of a battle walking across it because of all the umbrellas! We had thought of having lunch in the tea house in the middle of the bridge but we found that it mainly served just tea and both the tea and the accompanying dumplings were outrageously expensive. We finished our sightseeing around the lake and walked back to the adjacent shopping centre. We were approached by a man who ...
Today we visited the Yuyuan Gardens which is said to be one of the best gardens in this part of China. They were really beautiful. I loved the dragon that was over 400 years old and crept along the top of a wall. We then went to our cooking class. It was unbelievable. The head chef could not speak a word of English but had a translator. At first he was a bit scary but he soon loosened up and had a great sense of humour. We were put into groups and given a recipe to make. Di and I had ...
... a British settlement; later the British and American settlements were combined in the International Settlement. A building boom at the end of 19th century and beginning of 20th century led to the Bund becoming a major financial, economic, cultural hub of East Asia resulting in the art like buildings ..
The view by day or especially on a clear night across the river to the Pudong area is a spectacle not to be ...
... br> My phone awkwardness is also, at last, improving since I had to do a phone interview today. Although I did start it off by saying ‘hello! Thanks for calling’ and then realized I’d called him… minorly awkward. Trying to cover it up by saying ‘I mean, thanks for picking up!’ doesn’t really remedy the situation either.
Excited about going to do a restaurant review tonight- free three course meal for two AND I ...
... crowded I've ever seen. Only two people in front of me and the security guard helped me fill out the form. I guess Saturday is the day to go! After we came home, had a quick lunch and headed to Xintiandi. Xintiandi is a section where the government took a bunch of old houses and tore them down or took them over to make shopping and eating areas for tourists. There is still some great old architecture there, as well as some high end shopping, (Coach, Apple, Tiffany's, ...
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