Travel Blogs from Shanghai
We were in Shanghai for a nice long weekend. Thankfully we arrived about a week after the World Expo...we heard from everyone that it was good timing because there were way too many people visiting and the city was bursting at it's seams. We were staying in the Jing An district in the heart of things and were able to enjoy some nice walks...minus …
... 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 ...
... from the very top were AMAZING! The glass flooring however was not so cool although Dave absolutely loved it and loved the fact that I staggered slowly across with my hesitant walk! You could see for miles with 360 degree views of the city across the night time skyline. It was amazing!! On the way down we sampled a few other floors, the whole building was pretty spectacular consisting of a shopping mall, restaurants, offices, ...
... famed double-sided
embroidery that the noble ladies of Suzhou
were famed for. Each stitch had to be
used to build up 2 completely different scenes on each side of the silk sheet
they worked on…’they were 5’ . It took a
year to complete. Quite wondrous, I
After the gardens, we were taken to the government silk
factory, although I think ...
... I'm in the most popular area of the city.
Got up at 7 AM and went to the Hostel cafe for some coffee and an "American Breakfast" which is basically eggs and toast, but the watermelon slices that come with this was a nice touch. Not sure where the Chinese get that Americans eat watermelon for brekkies? But I do like the idea. Watermelon is the best! After a couple hours of catching up on my blog and surfing the net, I went out ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center