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... Every act in the evening brought gasps of appreciation from the audience. There was the usual array of contortionists, tumbling, balancing, juggling, aerial silk performances, trampolining...it was a balance of high energy and quiet elegance and beauty. All accompanied by live performances by the band and the soloist. The finale was a crazy motor bike act..where 7 dare devil drivers (they must have had their basic training in Beijing) were locked in a ...
... was done we were able to take the Hop-on Hop-off bus
to see the sights, on Saturday. We visited the Yu Garden, the French
Concession and the Pudong district. In Pudong we climbed the "bottle
opener" building, Shanghai World Financial Center Observatory. From
there you could see Shanghai as far as the eye could see. It has a glass
floor as well, which made many of us kind of queasy. It's a great spot
for taking ...
... of way. The lack of leaves on the trees lent a sort of eerie feeling to the parks, which in itself provided a sense of beauty. Nothing hidden, but ample opportunity for the imagination to run wild. Our tour included an authentic Chinese meal at the Lily Hotel. This turned out to be a ten course meal, which actually sounds fancier than it was. Ten courses means ten different dishes on the table at the same time. All very nice, but not designed to challenge the foreign palate ...
... Pearl Orient tower, perhaps the most iconic symbol of Shanghai anywhere in the city. The Bund area itself which I took a stroll along after breakfast is not really all that long. It is however full of history. Virtually every building along the road goes back to Shanghai's earliest days when the British first settled here and began setting up shop. From the extravagant HSBC building to the very sophisticated Cathay (Now Peace) Hotel. Everything along this stretch of ...
That afternoon, we stopped by a jade shop to browse some beautiful figurines and pieces of jewelry made from the traditional Chinese jade stone, and unsurprisingly managed to put a dent in my dad's wallet ;).
Next, we visited the Urban Planning Museum, which includes a full to-scale model of the city of Shanghai, both now, and the city's projected appearance by 2020. Most of the city's development has taken place in the last 20 years, and ...