Rayfont Hongqiao Hotel & Apartments Shanghai
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When we arrived in Shanghai I felt as if I was no longer in China. Shanghai is efficient and modern, its citizens fashion forward. Shining skyscrapers against bright blue sky lined clean un-cluttered streets and we were able to leave the train station without being accosted by dozens of desperate scam artists …
... wooden box' right beside a hospital - a bit insensitive (?) But we found it funny :-). Huge skyscrapers everywhere but still interspersed with tiny streets and lots of small restaurants and food stalls from which we like to eat. Delicious dumplings - been to this place twice. Last day in Shanghai - to be honest think 2-3 days more than enough for here. Kevin is 'China 'd out!' And we're both looking forward to Hong Kong tomorrow !)
... like walking through narrow alleys in Paris, but with Chinese lanterns hanging across the street. Today it's a very trendy area with boutique shops and restaurants, so was nice to poke around. The influence of western styles on architecture is again apparent on be west side of the river, called The Bund. It is add up of a long stretch of early 1900s buildings typically 3 stories high. It was very easy to see London here as well. Previously the old banking street along ...
... first rain we have seen, and the temperature has also dropped with it. (sorry about that as I know the weather back home has been rubbish). Anyhow despite some inclement weather, In the evening we went back to the river as dark was falling to see the various buildings light up. Now as I've said earlier Hong Kong pride themselves in their nightly Symphony of Lights, well both of us found this light show much more spectacular. No music, no organisation, just all the skyscrapers with ...
... I went into the yard with the whole school while they hoisted
the flag (a morning ritual for all Chinese schools, music plays while two
students hoist the flag, and the whole school salutes), after that was done, it
was time for morning exercise. On came the music and counting that I’d used to,
followed, rather amusingly by, Steps and a dance version of their 5, 6, 7, 8,
for which they had a whole routine!
A few bad point for ...
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