Everbright Exhibition Center Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Shanghai
My first blog post from Shanghai, China! It's been a long time coming, but I am finally here...after hours of airports, security lines and baggage issues. Nevertheless, I am now ready to take on my year abroad.
I arrived at the airport around noon yesterday. Yesterday? Holy ****, that seems like days ago! I guess that's what jet lag will …
... in-the walls back home) which was really good! (25RMB / $4 margs!). Then we went to Shanghai brewery and all the girls were like "oh you name Joe! Joey Tribbiani from Friends! You watch Friends!?"..
Went grocery shopping at this French supermarket down the street from us (Carfour?) the other night and its amazzzing (didn't have a cart so used the mop stick to carry the two grocery bags, locals were mirin' dat chi. Yoyo (our like Chinese assistant/coworker who I get to see 2x ...
... for a hostel) place near people's square and a public computer (which I am using for this blog entry).
First of all, Shanghai is an interesting city, and it invites comparisons to Beijing. It is generally cleaner, air pollution wise, due to the sea winds. It has a lot more varied and interesting archetucture and high population density than Beijing, which is a massive and spread out city. Beijing has more traditional buildings, but Shanghai has more ...
... which count down until green/red, the cleaners sweeping the floor in the clubs and the smoking indoors. The women here wear extremely short shorts and skirts, but never show any cleavage or much chest like we do in Europe. The men carry their own handbags and sometimes wear the most impossible gay outfits (and yet they are walking hand in hand with their girlfriends). The traffic lights and zebra crossings are death traps, even when red for the traffic, those veering off to ...
... Yu Gardens (Yu Yuan), Shanghai's finest traditional garden. The former concession areas comprise the French Concession to the Old City's west and the British and American Concessions - collectively known as the International Settlement - to its north. Here are the Bund, ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
Although the Chinese are very small people, their buildings do not reflect the same look. These buildings are very beautiful with their high ceilings and pillars.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.