Shanghai Qing Pu Hotel
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... we came back to the Peace Hotel fro a quick nightcap and to watch the old Jazz Band play one more time to add to the memories of the day.
I am writing this entry at 0415hrs on the Thursday morning - about four hours sleep (eight hours sleep in two days). We need to be in the lobby at 0545 to catch the bus to the airport to venture off to Beijing today.
All very exciting and certainly eye opening.
Was very proud to be representing Tasmania in ...
... my hotel was (even though I told them it was right next to the railway station and had a map showing its location…). When one finally agreed to take me, he said he’d only do it for 100CNY (about €12.50). This is far overpriced for Shanghai taxis, but I agreed since I was desperate to get back. When I got to the hotel, I was full of disbelief and disappointment – Shanghai was clearly not my city.
Day 2 – Old and new Shanghai
... bund' means an embankment or an embanked quay. The area houses around 52 buildings of various architectural styles and is visually very pleasing to ones eye.
We listen to Vicki telling a few stories about the area, take a few shots and then back onto the bus.
Next up was the Shanghai Fabric Markets. This is a 4 storey building full of tailors and seamstresses, and is the city's prime destination for bespoke clothing garments. If it can be stitched, sewn ...
... of the Pearl Tower. 120 rmb lighter each and we were in a glass lift shooting towards the 264th floor. Amazing sights across Shanghai - what gets me is the number of housing skyscrapers there are as far as the eye can see in every direction ( see the picture entitled 'the bund' as an example. After 1/2 hour admiring all the views (totally enclosed glass walls and solid floor) we descended one floor and ...
... along this low tunnel, that more normal-sized people have to stoop to pass along, to reach the main area. There was an entrance fee of 40 yuan but by that time in the am, I think they assume there are no new people arriving, so I managed to casually walk past the door man without paying. ;) Inside, Shelter is dark, sweaty, smoky, airless and thumping.
Last night’s music was kind of electronic-y heavy house type music, the kind that ...