Shanghai Laurel Hotel
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... 20 stops from the airport People's Square. We then walked about 25 minutes to our hotel. It was dark, we were tired, and some of the people around the park and on the way to our hotel were sketchy.
We got to the hotel around 10:30 PM. Luckily, the hotel was very nice. Everything looks clean, keycard door access to the hotel rooms, clear walled(glass) showers/bathroom.
Time for sleep. Shanghai tomorrow!
... them, especially the crickets, as they really inspect them as 'fighters' - I'm not sure what cricket fighting involves but apparently it's big business here!!
After a short walk we reached the antiques market - this doesn't really sell too many antiques, just a load of tat! We wandered up and down the street for 20 minutes then left for the French Concession. This was the original area for the explorers, gangsters, writers and prostitutes, ...
... br> :o)
*The Cultural Revolution was set in motion by Mao Zedong (Chairman Mao) in 1966 and, despite being officially finished in 1969, it more or less ran until 1976. Mao alleged that bourgeois elements were infiltration the government and society at large, aiming to restore capitalism. The goal of the Cultural Revolution was to enforce communism in the country by removing capitalist, traditional and cultural elements from Chinese ...
... was thrilled with our cute little cabin with it’s crisp white sheets on blue bunk beds. The toilets however, she abhorred and managed to abstain for using them for the entire 15 hour journey.
Out hotel room was incredibly nice. It was on the 31st floor and had a balcony so, with trembling legs and sweaty palms I crawled out to the banister to have a look at the city before me. I caught my first glimpse of one of the purple shining orbs that made up the ...
... and we were on our way to Downtown Shanghai to see the Oriental Pearl Tower. The Pearl Tower is the second tallest skyscraper in Shanghai, soon to be third, and it stands at about 363 m high. Now, I'm okay with heights, to a point, but when you get me up to about 269 m, I start to freak out a little. It's the fact that I can see my imminent death 269 m below me that begins to terrify me, especially when I think about the fact that somebody had to build the ...
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