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Wusong Jiang

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  • Day111

    Shanghai - The Bund

    September 23 in China

    The Bund, probably the main reason why we wanted to go to Shanghai. This quarter of Shanghai is one of the oldest, but most important we enjoyed the view on the skyline. It is really amazing and especially at night it is one of the coolest skylines we have ever seen.

    The Bund, Ist der Hauptgrund warum wir überhaupt nach Shanghai gefahren sind. Es ist eines der ältesten und wahrscheinlich teuersten Stadtteile von Shanghai und bietet einem atemberaubend Blick auf die Skyline. Dir skyline ist vor allem am Abend überragend, jedoch ist es hier nachts auch richtig voll.Read more

  • Day2

    Day 1: Shanghai

    November 17 in China

    Visiting China for this Thanksgiving Week, and Shanghai is our first stop.

    Several years ago, we took the maglev train( Magnetic Levitation train) when we had a stopover in Shanghai but never exited the station. This time, since we plan to spend a couple days here, we took the train again. With the speed of 435 mph, we arrived our destination in 7 mins! So cool!

    Instead of staying at a fancy hotel, Steve booked an AirB&B apartment. Since it’s located within a normal apartment building, finding it among hundreds of apartment buildings proved a bit harder than a hotel. Fortunately the owner gave us some pictured instructions. It’s kind of neat to live among 21 million Shanghai residents for a couple days.

    As soon as we walked into the apartment, we were at awe when we looked out of the window: a magnificent Shanghai skyline displayed right in front of our eyes!

    Exhaustion didn’t stop us from heading to the Bund, and check out the skyline up close.

    After a satisfying Hotpot dinner at a famous restaurant, we walked alongside thousands and thousands tourists towards the Bund.

    The Bund is a very unique site: this waterfront area was the Chinese headquarters of most major financial institutions from all over the world during the colonial period, so there are many historical buildings at this side of the river. But if you look across the river, you will see one of the most impressive skylines in the world! Many architectural achievements are displaying their glories in colorful neon lights, welcoming visitors from all over the world.

    The stark contrast of the sights perfectly demonstrated the 2 Chinas: the old colonial China in Shanghai was once famous for the signs on its buildings read “Chinese Native and dogs are not permitted to enter”; the new China that has the development speed that is unmatched in the history, is changing the skyline of this city in daily basis, showing off the enormous economic power.

    After coming back to the apartment, with the ever changing neon lights from the high rises in my eyes, I have to say I am proud of my motherland.
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  • Day3

    Day 2: Shanghai

    November 18 in China

    Today is the only full day we have visiting Shanghai. We started the day with some really tasty soupy Potstickers. These little dumplings had soup inside and crispy bottoms. So yummy!

    We then headed to one of the biggest pedestrian street shopping centers in the world called Nanjing Road. You can find most of the fancy shops from all over the world and Chinese company flagship stores. Occasionally some shady characters would come up to Steve (seeing he is foreigner) and offering Rolex watch in poor English. I still remember I once bargained with a lady years ago near here. She offered Rolex for $10, I asked if she was willing to sell me one for $1, she was so offended that she walked off in anger. No such drama today; Steve simply walked away without saying a word.

    We walked through a really big Lego store here. The LEGO displays in this store are massive! They must’ve used hundreds of thousands legos for them! Very impressive works! Next door is one of the very fancy Starbucks that only serves reserve coffees. Steve ordered a pour over and said it’s delicious.

    Next stop, Yu Garden. This tourist site used to be the home of some very wealthy people in history. It’s originally built in 16th century, then continually being added with more elements throughout the history since. It’s a really big garden in the middle of this restless city, like a little calm oasis in the middle of constant chaos. The garden is built with many, many twists and turns, with beautiful flowers, interesting rock formations, ponds and tiny bridges. You simply have no idea how big the garden is when you first walking in. Then every corner of this garden offers more details, every turn offers a different displays of beauty. We enjoyed this site very much!

    Next stop, the second tallest building in the world, called Shanghai Tower. Due to rain and lower hanging clouds, we didn’t go to the observation deck because it’s in the clouds. So we walked through a massive underground system that offers many more fancy stores and restaurants, and then arrived at the famous Pear Tower.

    Since Peal Tower is Lower, we decided to go up. It offers 3 levels of observation decks at 360 meters, 296 meters and 250 meters. When we reached the highest level, it’s surrounded by thick clouds, we had to wait for breaks in the clouds to see out. The second tallest level was a bit more clear; we could see many high rises and had a nice view of Shanghai. The lowest level, which is still really high, offers glass bottom view, meaning you would stand on the clear glass and look straight down. People with vertigo should definitely not to attempt this.

    Dinner was at a restaurant called Xingdalu, a one star Michelin Star restaurant. This was the first time we went to a Michelin Star Chinese restaurant, and the food was indeed really, really good. Their attempt to reinvent tradition dishes was very successful. For example, a simple Mapo tofu had some really nice abs mild fish fillets in it, brought some tender sweetness to the spicy dish. The pork belly dish was magnificent!

    This amazing meal brought our day to a perfect ending !
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  • Day11

    The Bund

    October 26, 2016 in China

    Das ist die Flaniermeile und das Ausgehviertel in Shanghai. Leider giesst es wie aus Eimern. Wir sind auf der Flussseite mit den alten Häusern im Kolonialstil. Unser Blick geht auf die andere Seite des Flusses nach Pudong dem Bankenviertel.

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