Travel Blogs from Shanghai
... deck and admired the buildings on both sides. The water traffic was also interesting. We counted over 20 coal barges in about 2 minutes, which shows how much China still relies on coal and why there is so much pollution. This was a very pleasant end to a lovely day of sight seeing and we returned to the hotel about 3-30pm.
We now have two days to wander on our own and we are planning to use the Big Bus for some further exploration of the city and its history during that time.
This evening I had arranged to meet Brenda for a farewell dinner, just the two of us. We met near Loushanguan Road metro stop and checked out a few restaurants until settling on Chongqing Super Spicy Hotpot restaurant. We went for the half and half option, a split pot with a spicy broth on one side, and non-spicy on the other – something which we were very thankful for later! We also ordered beef, mushrooms, glass noodles and a bunch of vegetables.
The spicy part of ...
... breakfast in Hong Kong, and mounted the stairs for a second day. We weren't too upset, since we hadn't had a chance to try even a fraction of the items on the huge menu the first day. We made sure not to repeat anything on Day 2, and again left the restaurant stuffed and satisfied. We had everything from steamed shrimp dumplings and curry-stuffed buns to sweet mango pudding and fried water chestnut jelly over our two meals at this place. One ...
... is real life. This is my life. This is really happening. I'm trapped on a subway butt check to butt check with a man I've never seen in my life in a country where I stand out like Manolo Blahniks at Payless where everyone speaks a language I can't understand. Cue hysteria.
As far as the traditional stages of culture shock are concerned, I have no idea if I'm in one, have been in one, left one, will be in one or will never know. I'm just a ...
... a really nice feel to the place. This area, combined with Tianzifang and Xintiandi, are all similar - warrens of streets like alleyways, which house design studios, cafes and boutiques - all among private old charming dwellings. This makes for a very interesting few hours of just wandering around exploring - while trying not to get totally lost! However, the cafes/restaurants in these parts are pretty ...
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services