For those who never visited Sex Toys Shop before
Opposite of Peace Hotel, there's a tiny shop selling quite a variety of sex toys. They are local manufactured under a foreign license. Prices are cheaper than the developed countries.
Don't be surprised by the "professional" attire of the sales representative ;p
Have a nice tour!
p/s. This exotic shop has moved to somewhere nearby. Another new and upscale shop can be found in Hong Mei Road, www.hm3822.com (dated 5 Oct 09)
Do not know if it is best but...
Do not know if it is best but we travelled there from Hong Kong by train. 30 hour trip. Deluxe soft sleeper (two persons, private compartment.) This cost $132 each person and was a wonderful way to see the countryside.
Bring your own food. We brought Ramen (they give you thermoses of boiling water) fruit, crackers, cheese, cookies, candybars, plenty of drinking bottled water. Turn the loudspeaker off by reaching under the table and turning the knob on the 'wall'
No one speaks any english. Be prepared to be stared at. The chinese do not think it rude.
Took a taxi from train station to downtown. Cost 100 RMB (about $14 for a 15 min trip.)
Wu Jiang Lu - Food for thought
Well, food lovers out there, you must never miss out this street. Here's where you can find food and eateries on the whole of this street! I believe it's cheap too.
here you can taste the local delicacies, especially if you are on a tight budget. I don't usually recommend restaurants, cos you'll miss out the street scene and life of Shanghai.
Just settle down on the table of the eatery and start ordering!
Cyprinoids at the Lotus Pool - Yuyuan Gardens
OK, Ok, in true faith this is not a must see activity but if you happen to be at Yuyuan Gardens I am sure you will not be able to by pass the fishes in the Lotus Pool.
I could have spent hours just watching them. I guess that is why they are in a garden of this characteristics, because they are so beautiful and relaxing to look at...
Am I crazy?
Maybe,,, about fish!
Shanghai 3/5/2004 - 5/5/2004
"3/5/2004 - Dinner at Floating Restaurant"
The magnificent Nanpu Bridge. I had my dinner at Imperial Dragon Floating Restaurant which parked below this bridge. The dining experience in this restaurant is great.
"3/5/2004 - Shanghai Bund Night Cruise"
Although I was captivated by the famous night scene at Hong Kong Victoria's Peak, the view at Shanghai Bund is totally different. You will get a chance to see the old & new Shanghai along the Huangpu River. It's like witnessing the robust development of the awakened red dragon ! Enjoying breathtaking night scene is always one of my favourite activities during tour. Wish I had a better camera & tripod during that time.
"3/5/2004 - Shopping at Nanjing East Road"
Our tour reached Nanjing East Road Peadestrian Street at 9:30pm. Most of the shops closed gradually from 10pm onwards. Therefore, we do not have much opportunity to shop. It's packed with both local shoppers & foreign tourists.
"4/5/2004 - Yuyuan Bazaar"
I find this place very touristy because it has shopping, dining & sight-seeing under one roof. My only regrets were that this place was very crowded & we were not given ample time. I did not have enough time for shopping & savouring the abundant local delights. Never had a chance to try the yummy dumplings !
"4/5/2004 - The Soong Sisters"
Visited the Soong Qing Ling's (1893-1981) Mausoleum. She is Dr Sun Yat Sen's wife. At this place, we had a chance to learn more about Feng Shui & the auspicious chinese animal, Pixiu.
"4/5/2004 - Travel in Time Machine ?!"
No, this is not a time machine tunnet, it's The Bund Sight-seeing Tunnel. Children will be amused by the pyrotechnics but the journey is rather too short.
"Favourites & Regrets of Shanghai"
My Favourite: Shanghai Bund & Yuyuan Bazaar
My Regrets: Very short stay & crowded everywhere. No time to shop & try out local snacks.