Xingyu Oriental Bund Hotel
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... effort is being made to preserve them, so no photography was permitted. The posters portray Americans in a very bad light and looking at the pictures and reading the propaganda was upsetting. Dong has brought China forward from a very dark period and though there are still problems, the country has become a major player in the modern financial and technology world.
Goodbye Shanghai. We hope to be back to discover more about ...
... the walkway.
The day of our visit was perfect from a weather standpoint, but
March 23 was just about a week early in terms of blossoms. Some trees had
started to blossom, and you could see the colour, smell the bouquet but it was
clearly a week or maybe two away from full bloom. We took our time, walking
along the paths and taking in the interesting architecture, plants and beautiful
gardens. There were trees well over 300 years ...
... but we had some extra Yuan to blow, so why not? We enjoyed our last "Chinese" lunch and headed back to the hotel to meet our driver, then off to the airport!
I love how the airport customs people took our the little gun keychain I bought my brother and started playing with it. They ended up stealing my tiny scissors too. Arg.
After the epic 15 hour flight from Shanghai to LAX, Jon's first move was ...
... Boris Bike scheme too whilst you're at it Boris.. Checked into the hotel and quickly tested out the Octopus card in a Cafe de Coral (Dai Gar Lok). Sort of the Chinese equivalent of McDonalds but with an extensive menu complete with numbered pictures for easy ordering. And the food's better and cheaper than Chinatwon in London! Queue up, state a number, touch Octopus card (cash for traditional types) then take your paper receipt to the collection desk. Sic fan! ...
... how much we loved Shanghai and advising them on what we thought would perhaps be both easy and interesting sites for them to visit.
I'm not sure we achieved that mission either. As we left them, Peter and Bernadette looked more anxious then ever. As it happened, Peter had decided to take his wife to Shanghai as a surprise present for her birthday. Bernadette had described in agonising detail how utterly dismayed she felt when she realised the flight ...