Xingyu Oriental Bund Hotel
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... the sofa in the lobby, and went out into the darkness. We'd come the same way in the taxi the night before, so we knew where we were going vaguely, and there was a helpfully signed underpass as we got closer so we made it to the station with no problems. The standard security protocols followed, ticket and passport check then bag scanning. I'm getting so expert at swinging my backpack on from the x-Ray scanner conveyor belts now, much to the amusement of the security staff. ...
There are many lovely amenities when staying in a great hotel and at The Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai there is no shortage! Hate to say, we may be easily amused but the draperies in our room glide open and glide close at the soft touch of your fingers. It's genius. The Pudong area of Shanghai is directly across from our hotel and the cityscape is especially grand in the evening when the lighted buildings challenge for the best lit. Our day ...
... cosmopolitan in one view and a second later a slice of an older China. The view across the Bund in either direction is iconic, although because of the heat the fantastic view that charmed me last year is not to be had which is really sad for the people we are with who have never seen it. It's what made me fall in love with this city the first time I visited it and I could hardly bare saying goodbye to the skyline each ...
... dinner. I may forget how to cook!
Sunday we decide to experience some culture. We head to the site of the 2010 Expo to tour the famous China Pavillion. It is now a museum/art gallery. It is huge!! We went right to the top floor, about 43 m high to start and worked our way down.
It was very interesting with many paintings and sketches depicting the history of China. If I had read up a little ...
... some meat on a stick. It was tough to tell by looking at it if it was chicken or pork, but after eating it, I'm pretty sure it was pork. The place small strips on a wooden skewer then fry it up freshly in front of you (always a good thing) and afterwards dip it in a spicy sauce. It cost me 4 RMB (about $0.65) and was quite a tasty treat. I will most likely be sampling more of their goods.
On Friday night, Lindsey and I met up with all of ...