Trip Start Jul 27, 2004
120Trip End Dec 13, 2006
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Sunday was A1 Grand Prix day, Paul and I were lucky enough to buy tickets outside for 8 pounds for both of us (and take the free shuttle bus there). These tickets were for the main stand and we had fantastic views of the pits, the podium and the start/finish line.. we were very lucky. There was an opening ceremony in the afternoon, featuring 100's of Chinese drummers and traditional Chinese theatre performances - Kung Fu, acrobatics, dancing
We were fortunate enough to stay with Alison and Bryan (Michelle and Austin's friends) in their lovely apartment Mon-Fri and they looked after us very well. We were treated to some lovely home cooking, nice meals out and had a good laugh with them (football trivia!!). Alison took us out for a day to visit the JingMao tower in the Pudong Financial District... this skyscraper is taller than the Empire State Building and we got some great (if not a little hazy) views of Shanghai. We also had another walk along The Bund but this time we went inside some of the gorgeous buildings - one of the banks was so beautifully decorated inside. Mandy had her hair dyed brown whilst we were staying at Alison and Bryan's too.
Shanghai was a fun city and was made even more special by staying with Alison and Bryan who gave us a few insights into living in Shanghai - Thank you.