13 June 2010

[HK 10] : Shanghai weekend prologue

Back from a quick 2 night, 1.5 days in Shanghai.

In brief:
  • weather : quite "cool" for Shanghai - only around 25 degrees Celsius and overcast, which is rare
  • doings : long subway rides, the World Expo, eating Shanghainese and Sichuan food, walking around
  • highs : hanging out w/ studiomates, the Vietnam pavilion (w/ its elegant bamboo structure and 2D/3D Buddha statue), really delicious Shanghainese food, Huang and his mom's hospitality, walking through traditional lilong housing, remembering more Mandarin than I thought I would
  • lows : enormous lines for pavilions we had wanted to see but didn't (... British pavilion = 4 hr wait, Saudi Arabia = whopping 8 hr), disorderly people on the bus, taxi drivers who don't know where they're going, trip too short
  • overall : "hen hao war" = very fun
More later.