Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... br> The gardens are one of Shanghai’s premier escapes from modernity, though the curving rooflines still frame vistas of towering skyscrapers. Founded in the mid 1500’s, the classical gardens are an example of Ming-dynasty design and contain alcoves, doorways, carp ponds, and a series of pavilions that make the gardens seem much larger than they actually are.
After Yuyaun Gardens we went to the Temple of the Town God and dropped in on the other Taoist gods ...
... Yang's Dumplings and we didn't look back. Everyone agreed they are the best dumplings we have ever tasted and at less than $2 for 4 they were a bargin. As part of our wandering we made our way to the insect market. This is a market with people that sell all kinds of insects and animals from crickets to turtles. It was a little bit gross and also smelled really bad. After this we had our first noticebale experience of discrimation against white people in Shanghai. ...
... this out, I found a lot of things easier in China. I found ordering food much easier; I found shuffling along with the crowd to board the escalators at the metro much easier and less frustrating; I found crossing the road less frustrating (you’ve just got to trust that the cars and bikes and scooters don’t want to hit you and will go around you). It’s not being pushy, it’s just taking responsibility for being served, making sure you get on the train, making ...
We visited the Propaganda Museum which had a lot of original posters from the past 60+ years and many during the reign of Mao. Many of the posters portrayed the Chinese military, people and little kids with pro China and anti-USA/Britian images and illustration. There were some funny ones, like at the end of the cold war era and the start of China and USA good relations there was a poster of a brown skinned guy and a white guy holding hands. ...
... the Jing'An Temple stop, we headed up into the shopping mall above, only to discover that the rain had turned into a torrential downpour, so we looked around the shops for a bit, but the only highlight was me seeing my first Standard Chartered cash machine, and paying about £1.50 for a can of Cherry Coke (my favourite) in an import supermarket - totally worth it!
After far less beers on the rooftop with Margrethe, Ashley and Emily, I was up earlier the next morning, and ...