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We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.

We appreciate all of our family and friends who have stayed in touch and emailed us with encouraging words throughout the year. We hope you will continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue our adventure of living abroad teaching at an international school. For those who have stumbled upon our site, check out the "About Eric and Jamie" section on the right for more information.

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou






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Thursday, April 29, 2010

May Holiday 2010 - Day 6

From May Holiday - Day 6 - Shanghai

Today, we set out for a nice full day in Shanghai. We first walked through the People’s Square, similar to Central Park in New York, but smaller. It is nice because you have the tower skyscrapers all around and some marvelous architecture mixed with a lovely park.

We found our way to the famous Nanjing Road, a pedestrian street that has shops all around it for miles. We found a place for lunch and then headed down toward The Bund. The Bund is an area of Shanghai on the riverfront with spectacular views of the Pudong district of Shanghai, its newer section with tall amazing skyscrapers and the skyline that most people would recognize or think about when they think of the city. The Bund also has 54 large buildings aligning the road of various architectural designs in Romanesque, Classicism, Baroque, among others.

Jamie went back to the hostel and rested for a little while I decided to check out the Urban Planning Museum. It was a pretty cool museum that told the history and future of urban planning of Shanghai. The highlight was the large scale model of the city on the 3rd floor.

I napped a bit before heading out to check out the night skyline. Our destination was the Jin Mao Tower, the tallest building in Shanghai, where we would take the elevator to the 88th floor and check out the town. Unfortunately, we arrived too late, so we had to settle for the restaurant/bar called Cloud 9 which was on the 87th floor. Still a great view, but we had to buy 120 RMB per person minimum to stay in the place. Needless to say, we can now say we’ve had a drink at the world’s highest bar, which is cool to say.

Great day checking out the city. Be sure to check out the pictures. I am having some trouble uploading them all here, but I'll be sure to get them all on there when we return on Sunday night.

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