Arrived Shanghai at about 7a.m and it was about 15 degrees Celsius. I thought that Beijing had masses of people but Shanghai has more. From the moment i alighted from the train there were thousands of people around me…Yes…at the various platforms of the Shanghai railway station. I am still trying to imagine to expect the crowd at the metro train stations around Shanghai. It took us about ninety minutes for us to reach our hostel near the famous Shanghai Bund. I did remember watching Chinese TV soap operas and the Bund was almost the back drop in all.
After refreshing ourselves we went straight to the BUND….I felt great! Another travel dream that came true for me …that’s twice in three days. The sky line across the river was the Pudong District was full of sky scrapers but the BUND was totally different .It was full of colonial buildings…. the British and the French (who else). It was awesome looking at the architecture of the buildings that travel in time. The next attraction of Shanghai is the French Quarter. It was to me a disappointment. Most of the buildings in the French quarter were taken down for new shopping complexes and housing estates. There were a few of these French buildings left and most them were in a depleted condition. Well we can’t have them all. The rest of the day was strolling along Nanjing road. A pedestrian mall a few kilometers long with hundreds of shops along the way. Later in the night there was a concert along the Bund It was crowded with the local population. Slept early that night.