Shanghai in a day!
Trip Start Jan 12, 2008
171Trip End Oct 01, 2008
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Accordingly, I ensure that my stuff is sufficiently dispersed around the bedroom, living room, bathroom, lobby, other bathroom, study, and foyer and head off for a walking tour of the city.
Literally, I walk the entire city in one day. I take the futuristic tunnel across the river to and walk down the Bund taking in views of the skyline from the other side of the river.
A pit stop at a local barber shop/spa brings many laughs from the local patrons and the guy cutting my hair but it also results in a quality cut and an opportunity for me to laugh at people laughing at me...
By the time I got to the People's Square I was ready for any sort of food.
Regardless, I had a great time and learned about all sorts of teas and customs and didn't think I got ripped off all that bad in terms of prices given that this sort of ceremony only happens once every other year!!! Haha.
I check out the Jade temple and walk back through the main shopping district. By the time I get back to my suite I'm in need of a brief nap. I summon myself in time for a scrumptious dinner and head out to Xan Tian Di, the most popular nightlife neighborhood in Shanghai. It rivaled Clarke Quay in Singapore, but only in appearance as it wasn't nearly as wild with a much more conservative crowd. I enjoy some live music, a few beers, and head home before Beijing in the morning.
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