We've done a lot since we left Vancouver - except get much sleep. It's all good though - there's so much to see here!
After an uneventful flight we were met at the airport by our Chinapac guides and whisked away to dinner. We hadn't slept in over 24 hours so dinner wasn't high on our list of priorities. It was good to stay awake plus James and uncle Daryl had birthday cake. They were kind of shorted - with the time change they only got a partial birthday.
Today we walked the Bund, visited the Yuan gardens, had dim sum lunch, rode the Maglev train (floats above the tracks and goes 300+ km/ hour), had dinner and went to an acrobat show.
Shanghai has some stunning architecture and the buildings are lit up at night. The government pays for them to be lit from 7 - 10 pm. There are a lot of people (30 million) and a lot of apartments. And laundry drying on the balconies.
I've learned that I like lotus root, squat toilets aren't so bad and uncle Rick can run fast holding two beer with traffic nipping at his heals.
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Mellissa. Just musing about life & travel.