Xingyu Oriental Bund Hotel
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... pick up times and locations happens between iPhones, iPads, translators, and pictures. It's pretty fun to watch, especially when it works!
I was amazed at the modern and well manicured look of Shanghai on our first ride through the city. I expected it to feel like NY, but the only vibe I think we both got was Disney World’s Tomorrowland. We headed to the Pearl Tower to walk around and ride to the top for sweeping views of the city. This is where bizarro world began. ...
... we headed to the old Chinese Quarter - 1st stop was Yuyuan Garden. We walked through the gardens - it was really peaceful in the middle of a very busy, crowded and noisy part of the city. We came across an interesting Sign as we walked through the garden.
It said 'Tower of Containing Watery Jade' Hmmm! Wonder what that is....it is the sign for the Toilet! Proves ...
Things got better and more interesting in Shanghai. After a brief bout of tonsillitis (which I'm starting to think was more a reaction to the pollution than a virus) we explored a bit more of the city. We did a bit more of Nanjing Rd, the 'High St’ of Shanghai where we couldn’t help ourselves but search out Chinese kids-clothing. More horrific than the designs were the prices – equal to or more than at home. Clearly, the result of 1 child policy. Not that prices ...
... construction, abandoned homes and trash as far as the eye could see. I can't understand why containing the trash isn't more of a priority for these people. The Chinese put so much effort into orchestrating your experience and hiding anything that may be perceived as "ugly" yet have no qualms about showing you their garbage.
We stayed at the Central Hotel, located in ...
... sorely lacking in the rest of China, and there is a more varied cuisine, if you want to pay for it. The only problem is that McDonalds has a happy hour at lunchtime, so on a few occasions I had to have some (usually as a hangover cure).
First day was uneventful, I just explored locally after a long lie-in... went online - blogged something from a few weeks previously (so far behind), and hung out with Margrethe.
Here is the embarrassing bit - that evening, I was sat on ...