|The sky is really that color.|
Our trip to Shanghai, China to visit Kelsey and Joe and then to Bangkok, Thailand to pick up JT from his mission is one I will never forget. This is a very long post so be forewarned.
After a 13 hour flight from LA we arrived in Shanghai. We left on April 6th at 1:30 pm and landed on the 7th at 5:30 pm. We lost about 16 hours. If you want to see what we looked like check out Kelsey's blog linked to mine, not so pretty. Kelsey and Joey were at the airport to escort us to the hotel. It was so great to see them standing there. It took several trains and subways to get us there. It was nice to have them know how to navigate and to help us with our luggage.
The hotel we stayed at was beautiful with 47 floors and a revolving restaurant at the top. We stayed on the 12th floor and had a great view.
|The Double Tree Hotel Lobby in Shanghai, China|
The first night we went out for Indian food which was excellent.
|Fresh coconut juice.|
The next day we went shopping in an underground market. It was crazy. Too much wheeling and dealing for my liking, but we got a few good deals. After recovering from our shopping experience we went to explore the Bund. It is an area of Shanghai that sits on a river. On one side is the new world and on the other side of the river is the old world. I was surprised to see that the old world wasn't Chinese but more European, do to French influences in the past.
|The shoping area is under this park.|
|Pearl Tower under very grey skies.|
|The New World|
|The Old World|
|Kels & Joe at the Bund.|
|A street for pedestrians.|
|The new world at night.|
|Such a beautiful view of the Bund from the restaurant where we were the only people in it.|
The next morning we headed to Changzhou where Kelsey and Joey live.
|A really nice fast train.|