the many kinds of beers in Shanghai. China has been brewing beer for the past 9,000 years but it was mostly rural stuff and not into the mass produced market but things changed in the 19th century when european powers entered china and established mini colonies and introduced european style beers. Among the beers is Tsingtao Beer, the most popular Beer in China plus a host of other brands such as China Blue Ribbon, Yanjing, Sie-Tang Lio and Zhujiang. A Typical 500 ml beer in china costs 10 RMB and a 355 ml aluminum can will cost 8 RMB in convenience stores while in retaurants and bars triple that price. Chinese beers often contain rice, sorghum and sometimes rye in addition to barley and Alcohol content varies from 3.5% to the strong variety of 7.5%. Chinese oftedn drink beers during meals and are available everywhere! try one now!
try the different kinds of chinese beer, their a ok!
Shanghai's Swedish Ice Bar
Great place for vodka based cocktails with quite an extensive menu. I particularly liked the iced cappucinno cocktail. The real draw of the place is Asia's first Ice-Bar which is just a small part of the whole bar/restaurant. For about 140RMB you get to have one drink and wear a fake-fur-lined poncho to help brave the -5C room. Everything in the room is carved out of ice (except the floor and ceiling), including the tumblers you drink from. It's somewhat expensive but is worth one visit to see the Harbin ice-carvers work. None special
On our day at Pudong, we explored the Superbrand Mall - OMG they sure do build these places LARGE in Shanghai! Most of the shops in there are rather expensive, but I had been told about the great food court. So, on the way there, we came across Burger King and I begged Tracy to let me have some Onion Rings - so we did! Tracy had never eaten at Burger King before - so I am guilty of introducing her to Onion Rings and a Big Whopper.
Total cost for burger, onion rings and (of course) coke was 35rmb = about $6AUD - good value I recon.
Museum of Technology
You can get here by Undergroung. I arrived there by mistake and when I get out of the Undergroud I saw this image that I was not expecting: UAU!
I did not go into the museum (not time ...) but it is worth it just to walk around
WELCOME IN THE 21ST CENTURY
"The other face of China"
Wow ! When we came out of the bus, my girlfriend and I were welcome by a festival of neon on Nanjing road. Shanghai is the most modern city I ever visited. Forget Tokyo, Shanghai is were it is happening.
In Shanghai, there is to much noise, the air is difficult to breathe, every car blow the horn at every corner but it is ok. The charm is everywhere you want it to be. Technology and the past gives a sureal charm to this incredible city.
"How to be the other tourist"
When you are in Shanghai, try not to follow the same path as every tourist. Take some chances, lose yourself in the small streets, talk with the chinese community, go to the supermarket and the street market.