Leonardi Travel Diary

Shanghai, China Day 3: 13 hours of sightseeing

Asia, China, Shanghai | 02 August 2014

Today was A LOT of sightseeing in Shanghai, so most of what there is to say can be said through pictures! I will say, however, that we were pumped to have lunch at Din Tai Fung (one of our favorite places to get lunch in Sydney). Apparently they do have the best dumplings in the world (or buns if you want to get technical). Loved it!

Bullet points of our day:
- French Concession
- The Bund
- the markets and garden in the city
- Lunch at Din Tai Fung!
- Silk Worm Factory (mostly just a tourist trap -- but educational)
- Saw the view from the top of one of the taller buildings (the pagoda building)
- Maglev train (top speed 431 k/h) -- We've got some video of this
- Some more markets/boutiques that reminded us of el bariio gothico in Barcelona a bit
- A street closed to cars with some more main stream shops (I bought a system 51 from swatch!)
- A sunset river cruise to get a night-time view of the skyline
- Finally dinner in the French Concession followed by Cold Stone for dessert
- On the way back our taxi broke down! the guy spoke no english, so you can imagine what was going through our minds when he pulled over, popped the trunk and got out of the car... it all worked out in the end though!

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