Shanghai

Nanjing Road is one of the world's busiest sho...

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we took an early morning run along the Bund. The thick fog/smog was a bit unbearable, but the views were amazing!  After picking up a of quick breakfast items along the street (yummy fried bread with chives and sticky rice with fried dough in the middle). At 10a, we headed to the shanghai urban planning exhibition center and discovered the true size of shanghai via miniature scale model.  As it began to rain, we headed to the Jiangnan Silk workshop where we learned how silk was taken from the silk worm and used to make clothing and bedding.  There was a torrential downpour as we headed out to the Yu Garden, so we headed to a restaurant next to the area and had some dumplings , chicken feet, and other delicious items.  after lunch, we headed to the beautiful Yu Garden where there was a nice shopping area designed in traditional Chinese architecture.  After this we went to Xiantandi, an area that is pretty similar to Newbury street in Boston.  we also headed to Nanjing road which was really a beautiful spectacle at night….almost like a Times Square with all the lights and people out doing some shopping and eating.  I got some Li-nings that are super light.  We finished up the loop by taking a nighttime stroll along the Bund. With all the lights and people out, it was truly the place to be!

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