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Shanghai, China

Next stop Shanghai. We'd booked a hotel in a great spot - it was just minutes from the River Bund so when we arrived in the evening we just wandered around and found ourselves overlooking the night view. It was just fabulous.....so straight away we knew we'd enjoy it here.

We'd arranged the next day to meet up with our friend from Stoke, Sue, who'd been working in Shanghai for a while so she gave us a tour of the best places in the city........which was basically 'City Shop' - a supermarket that sold western food and sold freshly made butties & baguettes (yum! just what we were craving!), the indoor market that sold lots of fake goods such as cheap make -up & handbags, and the best bars to go to. What else did we need to know?!

We had a pretty crazy night, too much G&T but we did get a feel for the city & Sue gave us a great insight into all of the tourist spots we needed to see so the next day (albeit with a wee hangover) we set about seeing the sights - the beautiful Yuyuan Gardens, the Jing'an Temple......which has been completely moved brick by brick to Shanghai city centre & looks very strange set against the skyscrapers & high-end fashion shops, and we also splurged out and had a few cocktails on the 85th floor of the Grand Hyatt. Well it would have been rude not to!!!

permalink written by  mich_and_dan_moors on June 29, 2011 from Shanghai, China
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