Day 24–Thurs., Oct. 20, 2011–Shanghai, PRC

     We had no tour today, so we didn’t have to rush.  We played Bocce Ball and then took the shuttle to the Huangpu Garden, approximately a 20-minute trip one way.  We are docked at the new terminal right across from Pudong where the Pearl TV Tower is so it is much better than the freight terminal we were at in 2007.

Pudong

We took some pictures at the Garden and walked a very short distance and looked at the Peace Hotel.  Pictures were not allowed but it has a gorgeous lobby.  We decided to walk a little on the Bund and I stopped to look at the bus schedules and a gal from the HOHO bus came up to me.  We decided to take the Red Bus for just 30 RMB each, which is about $5.00.  We rode over to the City God Temple and Yu Yuan Garden stop for the Old City shopping.  This is where the tea house is with the crooked bridge.  I was able to buy Chinese brushes and Ray found a T-shirt.

Teahouse, Old City Bazaar Old City Bazaar

We hopped on the bus and went over to the western end of Nanjing Rd Pedestrian St.  We walked it for a bit and then got on the bus again to go to the shuttle stop.  It was a lot of walking.

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Shanghai is an amazing city and we did different things on this cruise from 2007.  Maybe the next time we will go to Pudong.

We were so tired that after dinner we did not go to the show which was the Adagio Strings in Concert.  They are the gals that play every evening during dinner.  At dinner tonight we had a piano player.

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” ~ Ansel Adams

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