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Day 1 in Shanghai

June 4
Today we were up super early and wasted no time to get out and explore this amazing city. Shanghai is a big modern city with amazing architecture and a futuristic feel. We hoped in a Expo cab which we were told are the safest and easiest to communicate with in English and toured around the Pudong New area which is located on the east side of the Huangpu River which divides Shanghai. We enjoyed a dinner at a restaurant right on the river and I was actually thanked for declining a fork and using chopsticks like the locals. It shows acceptance of the culture and they appreciate that. I was told by the waiter that you should not lick, stir your food nor leave your chopsticks in the middle of your dish. Since our waiter was so friendly and eager to answer our questions I asked him why so many people ignored us when smiling and trying to greet and he said it is important for the younger person to greet the older person first or else they may not respond and this may be why people were “ignoring” us! Afterwards took a nice river cruise along the Huangpu River and got some beautiful pictures of the Pudong New area and the lit up sky rises. It was a long day since we were up so early to catch our flight so it was a early night. Excited for the rest of our adventures in Shanghai these next few days!

Sky rises in Pudong!

Bird shaped restuarant where we ate on the pier and Huangpu River cruise

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