Exploring Shanghai July 25, 2010

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We spent the morning with my uncle since he flew down from Beijing to spend time with us here in Shanghai. We visited a bookstore, drove and walked around some famous parts of the city, checked out some shops on Nanjing road, and then had lunch at a place with a view across the Huangpu river.

After lunch, my brother and I were left in downtown Shanghai with 700 yuan and an entire afternoon to do whatever we wanted. We ended up running around randomly, taking a subway across the river, and then spending an absurd amount of time looking for something refreshing to drink.

We first tried a milk tea on Nanjing road, but then saw the girl mix in mango powder instead of something more natural. It didn’t taste so great, and we ended up throwing the drinks away.

What we ended up with were two bottles of some kind of Vitamin fruit drink from a shop a little ways away from Nanjing road.

At the end of our afternoon adventure, we managed to hail a taxi and catch a ride to the hotel we’re staying at for 50 yuan.