Days 1 & 2 of Shanghai

Shanghai was a-buzzin alright! Just walking through the streets provided enough interesting things to see for this tourist.

DAY 1:

The park right in front of Shah's place. Hot, humid, and absolutely beautiful.

Like this park right in front of Shah’s place. Hot, humid, and absolutely beautiful.

First stop when we arrived, Shanghai Brewery, of course!

First stop when we arrived, Shanghai Brewery, of course!

 

First things to make me say WOW!

First things to make me say WOW!

 

I like cool escalators.

I like multi-dimensional people and escalators.

 

First meal in Shanghai at the HuiDaiLao.

First meal in Shanghai, hot pot at the Hai Di Lao!

 

Order off an iPad... makes total sense!

Order off an iPad… makes total sense!

 

Whaa? A sauce bar? Food was pretty damn good.

Whaa? A sauce bar? Food was pretty damn good.

 

But the SERVICE was INCREDIBLE! Aprons and hair ties offered, noodles hand tossed in front of you... I would even call it "pampering" over "service"!

But the SERVICE was INCREDIBLE! Aprons and hair ties offered, noodles hand tossed in front of you… I would even call it “pampering” over “service”!

 

A night view on our way home. Poor apts above these bars. Sometimes when it gets really loud, they apparently dump buckets of water over people to get them to be quiet. HA!

A night view on our way home. Poor apartments above these bars. Sometimes when it gets really loud, they apparently dump buckets of water over people to get them to be quiet. HA!

 

DAY 2

Yup. We did one of these.

Yup. We did one of these. This city is just too big!

 

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Lunch! To order this, we almost carried the huge 4' x 3' menu board to the register in order to point to the pictures. Thankfully, they pulled out a picture menu from behind the counter when they saw us foreigners.

Lunch! To order this, we almost carried the huge 4′ x 3′ menu board to the register in order to point to the pictures. Thankfully, they pulled out a picture menu from behind the counter when they saw us foreigners.

 

Looks beautiful, right?!

Looks beautiful, right?!

 

Looks delicious, even!

Looks delicious, even!

 

Too bad when you actually order it, they bring out this nasty little thing from the back and it tastes like ass!

Too bad when you actually order it, they bring out this nasty little thing from the back and it tastes like crap!

 

Shosh's first photography attempt...

Shosh’s first photography attempt…

 

Her second attempt after some coaching...

Her second attempt after some coaching…

 

Third attempt...

Third attempt…

 

4th attempt... we rolled over laughing. We had barely made the cut.

4th attempt… we rolled over laughing. We had barely made the cut on what’s important.

 

Beautiful location. Wish I could remember what the name of it was...

Beautiful location. Wish I could remember what the name of it was…

 

Well, at least we know it was definitely a place for tourists.

At least we know it was definitely a place for tourists.

 

Walking out through the streets.

Walking out through the streets.

 

And through a mall with really cool sweaters...

And through a mall with really cool sweaters…

 

We found ourselves among one of the shikumen houses (former townhouses)

We found ourselves among one of the shikumen houses (former townhouses)

 

Such a peaceful and adorable neighborhood!

Such a peaceful and adorable neighborhood!

 

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Exiting this area, we hit another huge city hub.

Exiting this area, we hit another huge city hub.

 

This building looks like it was laser cut out of wood.

This building looks like it was laser cut out of wood.

 

The rest of this night was taken up by foot massages, one amazing dinner at XiBo, and going out to Geisha for Ladies Night! Let the good times ROLL! (Ha! Remember the backwards somersault girl?!)

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