2.16.2009

Shanghai.

We went. We saw. We took pictures.

Here are some of my favorites from the trip.




















I really liked Shanghai (maybe because it felt like a big city in America, just with a lot of Chinese people). Here are some highlights:

-Strolling down The Bund (minus the people trying to sell me sticky monster toy things and Rolex watches)
-Super friendly Chinese people (minus the ones who tried to scam us..."Come to my tea house." And to think, I almost went. You would imagine I would have learned by now. Thankfully Evie has more sense than me.)
-Amazing food (DQ blizzards, 4.5 kuai jiaozi, burgers and beer at an irish pub, Subway, French bakeries, Starbucks sandwiches, etc.)
-The Shanghai Museum (great exhibits and photo ops, free admission, and a random guy wearing a helmet)
-Wearing flip flops because the weather was fabulous (minus the blisters I still have on my feet), although I do think we were the only ones in the whole city wearing short-sleeved shirts
-Old Town and Yuyuan Gardens (magical lights, adorable Chinese kids on a field trip, relaxing gardens, and two men riding a carousel alone)
-Crashing the 87th floor of the Hyatt for a great view of the city
-Learning how to navigate the subway
-A mall with an indoor ice-skating rink (insanity, I tell you)
-Spending some quality time with Taylor (that boy is hilarious) and Amy (PTL she found us standing in the middle of the street)

Yes, great trip overall.

2 comments:

  1. incredible.

    ps. that chubby kid in the yellow sweater makes me so, so happy.

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  2. two years later and my heart strings are still pulled when i see those pictures. i loved reading those highlights from shanghai. you forgot to mention the "i accept you" train ride with the chinese men :)

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