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We got to the Xian airport and I got to add another airline, Shanghai Airlines, but the passport person wouldnâ€™t stamp my passport. The flight to Shanghai was uneventful, but we arrived at night so the ride into the city was dark, but you can tell this is a major, major city. The highway was at least 3 stories up and the buildings on both sides went for miles.
The next day we awoke and saw the skyline for the first time. It was very, very impressive on the scale of New York. It might even be bigger. If not, it will be bigger because they are building 24/7. There has got to be three hundred or so cranes across the skyline. This is the financial, commerce and industrial center of China. This is the new China that everyone has been talking about. When you see this as well as all the construction in Beijing and Xian, you just know you are seeing the birth of an economic powerhouse.
The next 20 years will be interesting to say the least. The U.S. might end up third behind China and India.
Enough of that, lets see this city.
The Huangpu River basically splits the city into two sections. Old side- Old city and the Bund. New side â€“ Pudong and the Pearl Tower.
You will walk a lot or take taxis. This is a big city.