Big City, Very Bright Lights?

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Hmm. Thought the train was supposed to arrive at 8am! It was 10am before we were in Shanghai! Met up with Maria outside the carriage and we said our farewells in the square outside the station - she to find an internet cafe to find out where to meet her friend and me to find my way to the hostel.

Getting in the metro station was easy. Trying to figure out what line I wanted to take was somewhat more difficult as there were NO metre maps anyway to be seen. I was pretty sure I wanted line 1 to start with and then to transfer to line 2, and had the little map on the business card for the hostel that I could show to the cashier to purchase the required ticket. Very simple really. I think if you have travelled around on the Tube then metro's anywhere in the world are pretty easy, especially when they are so much smaller!

The hostel is probably about 15-20 walk when you're carrying heavy bags but it is very easy to find.

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Another nice hostel. I've been pretty lucky I think. Comfortable beds, great showers, staff nice, other guests good craic. (We seemed to be doing well on the Commonwealth Countries, and I even met someone else from N.Ireland though he seemed alittle disappointed I wasn't actually from Belfast)

Shanghai is a big city.  What else can I say.... Pretty lights at night.Trying to think of anything that was memorable but not really. Alot of tourists. Alot of touts. Like, do I ever look like the sort of person who needs a prada handbag?!! yes, yes, stop laughing. The touts would come up to and say hello and try to have a conversation. I actually got really fed up of this here and instead of being polite and saying go away, I'd reply in random irish phrase. This would then having them guessing what nationality I was because, of course, they could speak german, french and spanish as well! Aw well, it amused be for a short period of time. Though maybe I should get round to learning Irish for my next trip.

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Cool Cabling
Cool Cabling
Cool Cabling
Cool Cabling
View From The Bund
View From The Bund
View From The Bund
View From The Bund
View From The Bund
View From The Bund
Me
Me
Some Building. Peace Hotel I think.
Some Building. Peace Hotel I think.
Shanghai From The Pearl (Big Point…
Shanghai From The Pearl (Big Poin…
Looking Down On Shanghai From The …
Looking Down On Shanghai From The…
Looking Down On Shanghai From The …
Looking Down On Shanghai From The…
Looking Down On Shanghai From The …
Looking Down On Shanghai From The…
Looking Down On Shanghai From The …
Looking Down On Shanghai From The…
The Pearl
The Pearl
View Across the River
View Across the River
Cool Sign
Cool Sign
Shanghai At Night
Shanghai At Night
Across the River At Night
Across the River At Night
Across the River At Night
Across the River At Night
Across the River At Night
Across the River At Night
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Shanghai At Night
Nicely Lit
Nicely Lit
Food. Yummy. Toffee Apples.
Food. Yummy. Toffee Apples.
Cool building
Cool building
Cool building
Cool building
The Bund
The Bund
Cool building
Cool building
Pity About The Hair...
Pity About The Hair...
Me In Shangahi
Me In Shangahi
Across the River
Across the River
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Me. If A Little Blurred.
Me. If A Little Blurred.
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