Royalton Hotel Shanghai
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... of China met with Mao Tse Tung acting to form the communist party of China in 1921. It was an interesting recount of this period of China's history. A quick lunch and coffee at Starbucks (getting desperate).
We returned to People's Park and the Shanghai Museum. This is a huge building with free entry and an incredible collection of Chinese antiquities. We only managed to see the Bronze, Ceramic and painting galleries. Many ...
... labeled, "People’s Sunrise Number 1." It is characteristic of the days of the hardline communists where everything was given uninspiring names such as the public hospital here in Shanghai is “People’s Hospital Number 9.” This sunrise was as uninspiring as the name I gave it. The sun tried and tried but only managed to make it out of the smog for a few seconds before being engulfed by it once again.
As it brightened ...
... as rice shops, banks, spice stores and even a Qing dynasty post office can still be found.
Zhujiajiao has many sites of historic interest, such as Fangsheng Bridge, Kezhi Garden and the Yuanjin Buddhist Temple.
Of course being tourists we boarded a boat (6 per boat) and were taken through the waterways of this very picturesque town. After disembarking at the other end of town, we waited for the others in our tour group to catch up. A ...
... at the back of the boat for the cruise up the river - this certainly made up for the lack of food - the night scape was spectacular! Both the variety of buildings and the amount of different coloured lights created a futuristic night scape and it is definitely a case of "Look what we can do!"!!!!!
After the cruise we caught the bus to The Bund. I was surprised at how busy this area was - in fact, don't think busy was the word - it was ...
... and a great experience that I'm really glad Jo invited me to be a a part of. I'm a bit disappointed we didn't share what we were thankful for though! I guess there was just too many of us :o) I'll just send her a text to tell her I think she's the bomb :o)
I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends, near and far - I love you all! Also, I am thankful for borrowed ponchos, without which I would have gotten drenched on the way home!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! xxx