Shanghai Travel Blog› entry 2 of 7 › view all entries
May 19th, 2006 – by: kebrunn
From what we did do--
THE SHANGHAI MUSEUM-- Shaped like a bronze ding, full of dings and other amazing artifacts and artworks.
THE ACROBATS-- yes it's cheesy, yes they perform to Ricky Martin, but it's still a great time. They can do things with their bodies that just don't seem possible.
NANJING ROAD AT NIGHT-- electrifying and you're sure to run into an event or performance of some kind. Walk all the way down to the river and get beautiful views of Pudong lit up as well.
PEACE HOTEL-- Just step inside as you pass by- it makes you forget what country you're in.
PEARLS CITY-- A large multi-shopped mall on Nanjing Road that specializes in, obviously, pearls. A favorite haunt of mine-- plenty of good deals to be had. Made friends with a girl who was the main english speaker in the shop I like best (Demi Pearls) and gave her my email address. We still write.
HUANGPU RIVER CRUISE: Perhaps this would have been a great time if we had taken the short version around downtown, however there is a long standing joke regarding Gordon and boat tours-- the Viking in him forces him to opt for the maximum amount of water travel that the rest of us will put up with.
NEW WORLD--feels modular and contains nothing of interest if you're there for historical or cultural purpose. Good place for expensive ice cream.
SITE OF THE FIRST COMMUNIST CONGRESS--Am not sure if it would have been worthwhile if the museum portion was in full swing, however it was going through renovation and nothing but documents on display.
SUN YAT-SEN'S RESIDENCE--nice home with an interesting tour system-- audio tracks tripped by attendants who harass you to either stay and listen or move along when the narration has finished.
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