Day 20. Around Shanghi
Our luck with the weather seems to have ended, and we prepare ourselves for another day with grey clouds looming over us.
It was drizzling all the time and exploring the city was little
fun. We did walk around quite a bit, poking our noses in and
out of various neighbourhoods.
[Dave, wet and depressed]
Dave even managed to buy a local cycling/motorcycling cover
cloth - one of those yellow outfits would surely come in handy on
his scooter back home.
[Shanghai skyline whilst raining]
For lunch we did the unthinkable - after day after day of
Chinese cuisine, we ran towards a Pizza Hut restaurant we spotted
and gorged on the western-style food.
[Dave trying on the yellow poncho]
After dinner we stopped by a local bank to get some cash out
before hitting the shopping districts - it was here that I saw
something cool; right there on the bank counter, next to the pen
were a pair of glasses (also on a string). So in case you
forget your glasses, you can still fill in the forms and do your
banking - I thought that was a great idea.
[Glasses in Bank]
Demoralized by the weather, we headed for the Hilton for a
comfortable seat, warm atmosphere and a tall Long Island Tea.
It was here we decided to check out what's happening in the area
and picked up some tickets to an evening show of Chinese
acrobats. We also managed to get in touch with Ray and Alex
who were to arrive in Shanghai tomorrow.