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Shanghai Day Two

Another great day in China

overcast 25 °C

Met our group last evening and this morning started the day by walking on the famous Bund by the Huangpo river overlooking the Pudong side and its fantastic skyline. It is a public holiday being the Autumn Festival with all citizens getting 3 days off work. Huge crowds everywhere and we are often being asked to pose for photos with local families. Although Shanghai is unrecognisable from our last trip to China we love the skyline and multitude of fantastic architectural wonders. After the Bund we travelled to and from Pudong Airport on the Maglev train travelling at 430kph - a 7 minute trip each way. Everything is immaculately clean. We had a pleasant local lunch modified to Western tastes and then we travelled with the multitudes to the Yu Gardens and then elbowed our way through millions in the Yu Yuan markets. We spent an hour here looking at the maze of shops art galleries and Restaurants and then returned to our comfortable hotel The Westin Bund. After several hours rest - it is quite humid although temperature is in the mid 20's - we all were taken to another local restaurant and then to the wonderful amazing Shanghai Acrobats. The show which featured contortionistes, jugglers, acrobats finished with an extraordinary 8 motorcycles racing around an enclosed sphere then back to the hotel for the night.Pudong Skyline with Celina

Pudong Skyline with Celina

The Bund Shanghai

The Bund Shanghai

A lot of bull on the Bund

A lot of bull on the Bund

Posted by acudoc 03:09 Archived in China Tagged china tour group organised

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great photo of the bulls

by markrose03

Love the photos - initially had trouble accessing the China entries. Only saw the Indian Ocean cruises. Had to look at the photos, then click the account name, then follow a link to most recent entry. Weird. But finally got here.

Love the onesie with the escape hatch :}

by melinda_g

Ahhh Li River...that brings back some memories. (Were the locals photographing themselves holding up a banknote?? Part of the Li River scenery is on one of the notes)
Li River and the Terracotta Warriors were the best part of China for us, so glad you had a great time there too!

Cheers, LnB

by bj1947

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