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Shanghai

Entry 46

After the slop that was Chongqing and the disappointment of the Yangtze (from Brad's supine perspective), it was a bloody relief to arrive at our final city on our China adventure...Shanghai! We were warmly greeted by Uncle Phil and Pen who provided us with accommodation, non-contaminated food, and footy on the TV.
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By typing 'Shanghai', 'mix', 'old', and 'new' into any search engine, one quickly learns that Shanghai is a real mix of the old and new. One of our first stops was the Buddhist Jing'an Temple; a temple built about 220AD and now surrounded by skyscrapers.
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Shanghai by rainy day...
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The Oriental Pearl Tower, with a touch of consumerism...
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View from the Oriental Pearl Tower...
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View to Shanghai Tower, aka The Bottle Opener.
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Shanghai by night...
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The Bund...
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On the outskirts of Shanghai sits Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town, featuring shop-lined canals and gondolas...
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...ladies under umbrellas....
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...handsome Westerners...
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...and turtles in confined places...
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Back in Shanghai, a visit to the The Propaganda Museum was high on our agenda. Located in the basement of an unmarked building, it took several hours of frustration to find the building being restored...
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Someone brought their pet to KFC...
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Markets offer a great experience...
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...especially if you want suitcases...
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or counterfeit soccer shirts...
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And there endeth the trip 'round China.

Posted by 2 Idiots Abroad 04:28 Archived in China Tagged markets water tower town bottle shanghai ancient oriental pearl bund opener zhujiajiao

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