There is so much to do in Shanghai that I have not posted anything for a week! There is so much to explore! I have spent whole days just walking around different parts of the city:
- Pudong, where the tallest buildings in China are located;
- Xintindi, the tourist spot for the original Peoples Congress and old architecture;
- Peoples Square, with parks and Karaoke clubs and restaurants;
- Fabric markets where you can negotiate with tailors for very nice custom-made suits for $60 or less;
- Gardens, parks, river cruise tours;
- Fangbang Lu, where you buy all sorts of gifts and you get to negotiate prices with the owners;
- Temples, restaurants, clubs, karaoke;
- Playing with little Chinese kids in the street;
- The Bund, which is the European architecture district;
- Massage parlors, subway rides, $25 all-inclusive dinners and drinks;
- French concession, where the expats hang out.
If you love languages, you get chances to speak with any kind of foreigner you desire: French, German, English, Australian, Japanese, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Dutch, Romanian, Russian, etc. There must be one million foreigners in this town! Not really, but there's always some around. Chinese locals are still the most interested in Americans though. I get my picture taken all the time by Chinese locals. They know I'm American somehow. They see it from a mile away.
Every day is a new adventure here.
Penny Pincher's Dream in China