We are now coming to the end of any new ports. A few days ago I was in
Shanghai. We were docked right in the middle of the city. I woke up and looked out my porthole and saw the entire skyline of Shanghai. The whole city looks very futuristic. It's almost like the Jetsons without the flying cars, although I'm sure they're working on that. I had the entire day off so we decided to walk around rather than paying to take a cab or tour. It was very accessible and even though I was very tired and cold by the end, I'm glad we decided to walk because we saw so much of the city. We walked down to the Bund, and walked along the river. That's when we found there was an underground pedestrian tunnel that lead from one side of the river to the other. When we got down it was a tiny subway car that drove you through and there was music and a crazy light show the whole way. On the other side we saw the Pearl Tower and the Convention Center, but realized that most of the historical attractions were on the side we had just come from. So, we took our little subway car back and started exploring. We decided to walk to the Yu Yuan Gardens. This was in the "old city." The architecture there is what I thought all of China would look like. Inside the garden walls were very peaceful. I kept expecting to see a monk or someone studying karate or something. I'm glad we get another chance to go back to Shanghai because there was so much more to see around the city that I couldn't fit into one day.
Sassy ginger from NH off traveling the world.