Saturday, March 9, 2013

Shanghai Reflections

During our time in Shanghai, the downtown presented us with one of the most impressive displays of high rise architecture on Earth. By day the group explored the Nanjing Street shopping district, the Yu Garden, Chenghuang Temple and surrounding market, as well as making a trip to the world's highest occupied floor, in the World Financial Center. Given that the city's tallest structures have been erected just recently, the decor and technology was quite impressive.

At night, the  city's buildings glow tactfully presenting a nightly light display over the river. The group felt fortunate to spend several afternoons and evenings exploring various districts of Pudong and Puxi, split by the Huangpu River. Highlights included a night river tour, allowing us to fully take in the light display, as well as trying numerous regional culinary cuisines; with Mongolian hot pot being one of the groups overall favorites and Mrs Pechenick's preferred Hunan style being the most entertaining as we all tested our thresholds for spice.

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