Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao
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... until he finally snuck up through the side/service elevator. Turns out he sensed something was organized for his birthday and felt a little upset about it. He later explained to me that he felt this way because he did not want to intrude on anyone’s day. After we all ate lunch, consisting of
noodles (noodles representing longevity), soup and bao zi (in the shape of a peach, which is traditional for birthdays), I was ...
... two halves. Immediately east of the river (浦东 -- pudong -- east bank) is the 外滩 (wai tan -- "Foreign Beach"), or the Bund, as we westerners know it. It used to be the financial center of Shanghai. I think that now it still contains a lot of financial buildings, but it's most well-known as a tourist attraction. It's become a symbol of Shanghai and is ...
... were smilingly pressed to buy this or that by hawkers on roller-shoes. Many young people were offering a variety of sales pamphlets to passersby, and there were very many passerbys passing.
Christine says that Shanghai seems to be a city of contrasts, a place that is struggling to be something else, and by doing so it`s real identity is blurred. Being neither one thing nor the other, you just have to take Shanghai at face value.
... experience. My preference though is the night – the city takes on a fairy tale feeling with the lights flickering in all directions – this is truly the City of Lights of the Far East.
I found it interesting that we noticed many appeals to conserve energy in a city awash with lights at night. We see the same contradictions in Canada I suppose.
Although we took the subway several ...
... spent a decent time at the top of the stairs, which only led us to the Budda statue’s base, and then descended back for lunch. Lunch was then followed by another hour’s trip to a pottery town thing. Pretty much the area had a lot of people carving and sculpting numerous pottery items. What they were doing was absolutely amazing; however, I really had no incentive to buy their hand-crafted, thousand-dollar tea sets. We did get to meet many of the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center