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Streets of Shanghai

It was the most walk-able city; it was not enough time

Shanghai is one of the world's largest cities with about 13-16 million residents. However, the heart of the city is very easy to explore. It was amazing that the first morning we got out of the hotel lobby we actually a lady walking her dog--happened to be a miniature schnauzer just like Rondo! As China and especially Shanghai becomes more prosperous people have more time and money to allocate for leisure and luxury items like a dog. I understand that the annual pet registration fee is about $500! Watsons was the place we got our purified drinking water. Though taxi and the underground railway was very convenient and inexpensive we often walked to the various places. For example, we walked to the Shanghai Museum one morning and later walked by the Shanghai Grand Theater. When the mood struck us, we would go browsing and shopping. We were especially impressed by the huge underground mall underneath the People's Square. That was the place where I got a pair of tennis shoes. I was impressed by all the skyscrapers. This must be a great place and time for architects. In fact, one of my cousins and her husbands are architects. We also looked and found a bustling outdoor bird market. Whenever we got tired it was easy to find a place to rest and drink something refreshing--Starbucks were ubiquitous. It was near our hotel where Theresa bought a fashionable and practical purse. No, it was not a name brand like Louis Vuitton or Gucci. It was also not a knock-off either. It was a purse made by a company called Fortune Duck. The name was funny, but the purse was too good of a bargain to pass up. Sure we had 7 days at Shanghai; however, we could have easily stayed for 70 days more :-) 


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