Shanghai travelogue so far:
Shanghai Day 1: MAS again, Maglev Train, The Bund & Becoming Zombie!
Shanghai Day 2: City God Temple, Zig Zag Bridge at Yu Garden & Xintiandi (Part 1)
After visiting Xintiandi (新天地), we went back to the bus stop to wait for the City Sightseeing Bus again. However we got down at the wrong stop and had to wait for the next bus. Then later on the bus went idle for nearly 30 minutes which is a good thing because we get to rest in the bus. Not much talking because we were all so tired. Our destination is dinner near Pearl Oriental Tower which you can read about here: Ajisen Ramen (tsk it’s fast food! LOL).
Just beside the tower is Lujiazui Pedestrian Bridge which is a large circle shaped bridge. You can view some of the towers and buildings in Lujiazui financial district on this bridge. There are a couple of entries and exits points on this bridge.
Oriental Pearl Tower view from Lujiazui Pedestrian Bridge. No one wants to go up the tower so we just hang out at the outside.
Continuation from Shanghai Day 1: MAS again, Maglev Train, The Bund & Becoming Zombie!
Day 2 is the day where I felt like I’m following a tour group instead of backpacker schedule. We were whisked here and there at full speed by our friend who had visited Shanghai previously. Also we were caution by her not to eat street foods as the oil used are very dirty and unhygienic. Some sellers get their oils from the drain!!! So I get the feeling I will get to sample lots of fast food joints during this trip. 😉
Because we were living like a zombie the previous day, we decided to take it easy and wake up late. By 9.30am we were out of the door with a game plan at hand. We took the City Sightseeing Bus again which drop us right in front of City God Temple.
Ob board the City Sightseeing bus. I think this is clever way to absorb Shanghai! Sure subway is cheaper but you won’t get to see the people, architecture and environment on street level.