When traveling when on your way to another location you can stop in China for 72 hours without getting a visa so we took advantage of this since Visa's for China a pretty pricy!
We arrived into China after dark - after hoping on a bus and getting dropped off in some location that was not near our hotel we flagged a cab. The sites of Shanghai at night are amazing! We drove past several parks where loads of people were doing Thai-chi and dancing! How fun is that?!
This building light up as a lotus flower caught my eye first!
To my delight the drinking dumplings were everything I was expecting and a little more!
Notice the Starbucks? They are EVERYWHERE.
Take it from us, you don't EVER need to try starfish.
Here are a few things I will leave you with:
Shanghai was much cleaner than I imagined it was, but with that being said I did see a mom holding her toddler over a trashcan in a very busy area to let him poop. I'm talking I had a FULL view of him pooping. When mom got tired of holding him up, his dad came over and held him up.
I saw barbershops in alleys. No buildings, just barber chairs in alleys.
I did not get or even see one fortune cookie.
I really wish I had learn a few simple phrases before going to China.
There is very little internet in China.
I suck at conversions and haggling wears me out.