Monday, August 4, 2008

Hot summer trip: Shanghai Day 1

Shanghai, I only get knew about this city from TV show. never thought I can be there. Thanks for the budget airlines strong growing, now I can more affordable taking more trips each year.

After almost five hours on plane, we landing on noon time. Hangzhou welcome us with 38 degree Celsius hot summer. Gosh! is even higher temperature that topical city I live, we get fool by the website information said estimated journey only two hours bus ride from Hangzhou Airport to Shanghai, and actually took us three and half hours to arrive.

The Bund

Shanghai is one of the officially city for Olympics games, but the direction broads still not really friendly for tourist, we get off at the Shanghai bus station around Nanpu Bridge area and keep finding the MRT station sign as I knew from travel guides which about 100 meter away from bus station.

Unfortunately, shops worker there is very unfriendly refuse to helping us, taxis driver trying "blood sucking" us about RM50 for short journey ride to hotel. While we in middle hopeless, so lucky that a nice gentlemen helping us for the MRT station direction. Thanks god I still can found someone kindness in this city.

Our "home" at Shanghai

Our hotel or even more look like a service apartment is located at WuChang road, about 10 minute walk from The Bund. A studio room with kitchen and dining area, of course the most important is with fantastic city skyline of The Bund and Pudong.

Pudong skyline from our dining area

Another view of The Pund from our bedroom

After finish set-down our "home of Shanghai" is about 6pm, we walk down to The Bund having our first dinner at this city, juicy Shanghainese dumplings is one of the dishes most we wanted to try.

Our Shanghainese dinner

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