Venus International Hotel (Shanghai South Railway Station Guangda)
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... we pointed and paid before queuing up in what we hoped was the right place for our nibbles. No English was spoken there and we were the only non Chinese! Our hotel, The Pacific, is itself a tourist landmark. Outside it is grand and handsome, typical 1920's and inside it is marble, hardwoods and plaster mouldings. Too good for the likes of us but thanks to Agoda.com, in our price range! We are trying not to stand out too much in our shorts and sandals but we are, as yet, ...
... came at 9 PM. a delicioussssss white cream and fruit cake accompanied with a fruit platter which the entire group came to munch on. Mmmm mmm mm
In addition to getting free cake and fruit, we toured around Shanghai all day getting on and off a double-deckered bus tour...we basically had "tourist" painted all over us for about 6 hours. We saw the pearl tower, walked around the Bund and climbed the Jin Mao tower. When we were on top of the tower we ...
... I thought this was pretty great to watch.
We stayed in the Astor House hotel which was was first western hotel built in all of China in 1846. As you enter the hotel you are greeted by a doorman in a white tuxedo and the interior of the hotel is lined with history. Old wood polished floors, ornate chandlers and the walls are lined with old pictures of Shanghai. Our room is massive and there's ...
... us to expect a click, but what we got was a boom and a whoosh. Unbelievable! Our speed continues to climb until we reach the magic number of 268 mph. Holy ****! This is a “E” ticket ride at Disney! We slow to a stop, wait for a few minutes as passengers embark and disembark. Now, we head back. Sitting on the left side, we wait for the other train to pass, knowing what to expect now, but it doesn’t matter. The push of air, ...
... you were sitting down for that one. We have an entire hour of riveting footage with various renditions of my new favorite audio tracks: "what kind of question is that?!" and "this is dumb." Thank you, teens of the world. You make my job worth doing.
Fourth in line, fortieth served.
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