Finally we slowed down the pace and stayed in one location for more than 24 hours and it was a welcome break!
I have managed to infect everyone with my flu so Shanghai was taken at a very slow and steady pace. We arrived by bullet train which travelled at over 220Km per hour and began our orientation tour. The hotel is rather central and close to the bund which is fab.
With stomachs full of ramen – I ordered beef but got vegetable, slight language issue, we went to People’s Park to admire the local architecture, most of which is very futuristic.
After this we went to the Shanghai Museum which was a slight disappointment as they lacked variety but it was still very interesting to see.
Shanghai is fabulous for shopping especially for fake designer pieces and the police don’t seem to mind if someone offers to take you to their fake shops which seems rather odd!
Our final activity for the day was to head to the iconic Bund for sunset and it was incredible! The skyline is unbelievable and the architecture like nothing I’ve ever seen before!
Although the sky was clear blue it wasn’t much warmer here which is upsetting but hopefully as we move further south it will finally get hot again!
Today we visited the Yu Gardens in the centre of Shanghai which were incredible and we got to learn about chinese history and see how women never left the house and were confined to a few rooms in the house. This was tradition until the West invaded and brought with it our cultural ideas.
For our final activity of Shanghai we went 110 floors up the Financial Centre to the skywalk at the top of the building in the centre which looks like a bottle opener.
Although the sky looks very clear and it was much warmer today the views from the top were somewhat different. Smog everywhere inhibited our views, but it was amazing non the less!
The final leg of our journey begins tomorrow as we head back out to the countryside, and I cannot believe how fast China has gone!