11th September 2011 - Sublime city on a very crowded Sunday
10.09.2011 - 11.09.2011 25 °C
We are meeting our Tour leader in about an hour and we will also meet our companions for the next 20 days. We arrived in Shanghai at 12.30 am Local time or 2:30 am at home. Since we left Melbourne at 10:30 am it was a very long day. Our A380 was probably the most comfortable plane we have ever flown but no sheepskins on offer. Celina slept for over 6 hours on the way to Singapore and then slept for a another 2-3 hours on the flight to Shanghai. What a pleasure it was to arrive at our very comfortable hotel and be upgraded to a lovely room with views of the Bund area and Skyscrapers on 2 sides of our room. Amenities are wonderful and today we got up at a leisurely time and went down to a specialty Sunday Brunch accompanied an orchestra Opera Singers Hula Girls and Balloon blowing clowns. After stuffing ourselves we spent 3 hours walking down the famed Nanjing Street among crowds of millions. Honking horns mixed with Bicycle bells and street touts selling copy watches and bags with Tourist police playfully dealing with them. What a change in 27 years since we were last here.