Magnificent International Plaza Hotel
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Not very flash! Limited hot water.
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Remember that taxi ride that I took the effort of booking so
that everything would be organised for when we emerged from our room feeling
awful and tired? Yeah? Me too but not in a good way. When the time finally came
for us to leave the hostel we handed our key back and headed down to the car
park. Now in the car park, or more on the road, there was a taxi sitting there
and so obviously we thought oh good that must be ours. However when we walked
up to the cab, all ...
... reminded me of a few scenes from “Law and Order.” The little boy asked me what floor I was on so he could push the button and when I told him twenty-one he replied, “We are on twenty-eight because it is on top and the top is always the best.” I chuckled to myself because that reminded me of Richard Gere in “Pretty Woman.” Pretentious little snot. Oh well, I got off on my lowly twenty first floor after being schooled ...
... practised in the art of terrifying visitors into thinking they are not allowed into the country. Much checking of our documents by three monosyllabic, unsmiling officials took place. With a gruff "you only stay Shanghai two day", we were all granted the required 72 hour visitor's visa and allowed on our way to Harbour View Apartments with our local guide Jessica and driver.
First and remaining impressions are how clean the streets ...
... facing the ground, and your right hand moving horizontally from right to left in a very fast motion. I did it twice, and he understood the second time, because I pointed to my watch the second time around.
I almost regretted telling him to go fast, but only for one small moment. I soon began to enjoy his antics very much. I actually had to put my camera down, and hold on to the handles with both hands, and spread my feet for stability.
Old town ...
... for 3 hours - sounds decadent? It was, but not the price. 50RMB (about $7USD) for an hour massage. Now that's a luxury we can afford every day!
But even the best of us need a break from gastronomical luxuries, and so this evening, we all stayed in for dinner and relaxed with handmade dumplings (the whole thing from scratch, dumpling skin and all). Sorry no photos, but pretty incredible!