Swissotel Grand Shanghai
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... you are in a hurry or your flights are not running on time....maybe we are just spoilt in Melbourne as it seems to be an effortless transition.....
We arrived and got through customs okay, no time for any duty free shopping (Sydney does have a massive duty free shopping area) and straight to our gate. The gate looked funny....there was no plane to board, but it was to some stairs that took us out on to the tarmac where another bus was ...
... it is infuriating! They all stampede past you and if you try to stand your ground they will shove you out of their way. The London girl in me wanted to turn around and punch them in the face for being so rude but I bit my tongue and calmly made my way to the boat. The skyline was stunning though. Whilst we were on the boat I was like another tourist attraction (probably not the best day to wear a tight and fitted dress) - being ...
... which was 15 minute walking distance away. I'm not sure if it's imaginable, but basically I bolt that distance hauling 2 pieces of luggage meant to last 1 year abroad and a backpack, all while wearing my wool knitted hoodie. After a bunch more non-sensical signs and two separate elevators I arrived at the ticket counter area. Problem was the area was listed off from A - Z and naturally I guessed wrong and went the complete opposite direction of the ...
... and sore feet (Erin and Chris). I managed to talk Chris into having his'n'hers full body oil massage at a place which I'm sure was more than any other place that wasn't right on Nanjing Road! $50 each for 1 hour massage, Tracy if you read this can you tell me how that compares? Ripped off? Disposable shorts in place, we got started with the massage and all was going well until they suddenly straddled us both and started massaging our butts! Momentarily ...
... got a picture of one of those guys bicycling with a giant load of Styrofoam. I should really find out what they do with all that Styrofoam.
We had dinner at East West Restaurant, our last Chinese restaurant for our visit. Dinner was excellent with tofu and peidan (“thousand-year-old” eggs), eggs and mushrooms, fried tofu, shrimp, chicken and broccoli, egg rolls, etc. We loved that R&K took us to all their favorite ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSwissotel Grand Shanghai
The services were great.The room was spacious and had all the amenities I required.The staff were friendly and the food was good.I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Shanghai.However, a few of the staff do not know fluent English so it would help to learn some basic Chinese
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