The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai
Bin von dem Service beeindruckt. Das Personal ist sehr nett und aufmerksam.
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... up in traditional Chinese clothes and have your photo taken. There were people queuing for it, but all Chinese. We found it quite strange, but I guess it's a sign of the times; there are more people in juicy track suits than in Chinese dresses! When we came out of the museum, we went into the shopping mall, (which was huge!!) there was a fashion show going on- I think it was all about duck feathers but can't be certain. As soon as you walk into one of the shops, the staff are ...
... sharing plan. VW is definitely raking it in because the majority of the private cars we see are VWs. We see a number of Buicks, which seem to be the luxury car, although, we see some high priced autos. We see the occasional Ford, Chevy, Toyota, and Kia, but VW is definitely the car of choice. Our guide tells us that the government wants to ban scooters now. Hundreds of scooters race through the street, but they cause all kinds of accidents. Now, ...
... top floor of the mall was a movie theater. Ya, a freaking movie theater on the top floor of an 8 story shopping mall. China is freaking nuts. I tried to get her to tell me what movies were playing (the screen was all in Chinese), but she had no interest in such things. So I posed next to a picture of Ultra-man and we went on our way.
After she showed me through the basement area where things were a bit cheaper and the locals tended to shop, we were on our way out ...
... bit pleased to see a trace of home.) The view from the bund also needs to be mentioned here, in what has become a kind of introduction, as this is probably the most distinctive Shanghai sight. It is not necessarily Chinese, not necessarily Western. It is just Shanghai, 'future city’, made distinctive by the rocket-ship shape of the Orient Pearl Tower, as well as several other unique sky-scrapers. All this sits facing grand French buildings ...
... was a liberating experience….. V is always having a dig at me about my table etiquette… but now I had found my place!
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