Two Months in Asia: Shanghai is the Sci-Fi utopia I’ve always wanted pt. 2

Saturday 24th May

The plan for our last day in Shanghai was to see some of the very old bits and all the very very new bits of town. First we headed to the Old Shangai Street area of town, which is basically a bit where all the buildings are made to look really old (but actually look rather too new to be entirely convincing). It’s the oldest street in Shanghai and contains lots of crazy street markets, a genuinely old temple, some parks and a large walled garden.

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Two Months in Asia: Shanghai is the Sci-Fi utopia I’ve always wanted pt. 1

Thursday 22nd May

We made our way to the airport in the morningĀ for our flight to Shanghai. I’d heard nothing but good things about Shanghai so was pretty excited to finally be heading off there. The flight didn’t exactly go swimmingly as we were delayed by two hours without any reason given. Having flown again since, this seems to be pretty much par for the course when it comes to internal flights in China. Once we actually got to flying everything was great. The approach to Shanghai flew us over the entire city and looped round to Pudong airport in the brand new swanky part of town.

A panorama showing the Bund as well as the impressive financial buildings across the river

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