The Peninsula Shanghai
Travel Blogs from Shanghai
Today I write from Shanghai, China! After my short flight to Vancouver with my mother, we met my aunt in the airport to board our 12 hour flight to Shanghai! To record that has been the longest flight I have ever taken. The main point of the flight that stuck out to me was that everyone on the flight had there little window …
Our last stop in mainland China was Shanghai. We arrived at our hotel The Peninsula Shanghai on The Bund - a brand new hotel that just opened this year for Expo. Our stay at this hotel started with an orientation powerpoint presentation on how to operate our rooms! No joke. Everything from how to open the door (good thing we had instructions on …
... to us at least).
First stop was Shanghai, which we absolutely loved. The view was slightly hazey for the first day because of pollution but after that we had bright blue skies and hot days. The first thing that struck us was that this is a 'night' city. All the main sites and tours are best done at night when all of the skyscrapers are lit up in various colours.
We stayed in a lovely hostel and had a good fried-egg ...
... it is small town. Small town or not, when you hear loud shots in Portland, you think gunshots. In China, there is no private gun ownership so when you hear loud shots, you know it's just fireworks signifying a wedding or a funeral (or some other random event). I will not miss the constant fireworks and I can almost taste the silent sounds of Portland. The closer I get to being home, the more I find myself tearing up and desperately trying to maintain composure. I ...
... a zombie state. I barely made it through dinner. I was so tired. We went to an authentic Japanese restaurant (I know, a Japanese restaurant in China, haha). There was a lot of strange food. I tried a lot of things. Most of it I liked. Surprisingly, the Tofu was one of my favorites. Not surprisingly, the sushi was delicious. Then we went home and I went straight to bed. It was 9 o'clock and I was awake by 6 am the next morning (Saturday).
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service