Friday, April 25, 2008

China Day Three, Part II - Shanghai, Nanjing Road

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

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After taking a break, we proceeded to walk down Nanjing Road to take in the sights:

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WTF! We especially loved the KEWPIE MAYONNAISE tram!:

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There was a crazy dangerous scooter/bicycle/motorcycle crossing right next to the BAO DA XIANG SHOPPING FOR KIDS mall:

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We ducked down into the basement of the Bao Da Xiang Shopping For Kids mall...down into the suffocating madness of the TOM'S WORLD about two seconds we decided that we weren't really feelin' it and headed back up to street level...

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We passed by COMIC WORLD but unfortunately/fortunately they were closed...

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WOW...more trams...

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After traversing pretty much the entire length of Nanjing, Missy and I decided to take one of the trams back to the other end of the road. As we got into the last car of one of the trams, this lady started asking Missy for money...Missy, thinking that the lady was another beggar, ignored her. The lady was really persistent...and then I realized, "Missy, she's not begging for money...we have to pay to ride the tram!" We were so embarrassed and quickly coughed up a couple of RMB's...

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We got the last seat in the last car and our seat faced backwards, so that we were looking out the very back of the tram as we made our way up Nanjing Road...

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Some ticket touts hanging outside a mall...

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...have no idea what this building is, but it looks pretty cool...

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I don't know how we missed this blue guy the first time we walked down Nanjing...

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This made me thirsty...

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Yet another shopping mall...

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A couple of Shanghai's finest holdin' down the law...

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Not surprisingly, YAO MING was everywhere...

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We decided to stop and get a snack before deciding where to go next. Missy and I found this bakery called BREAD TALK...Missy got some bread shaped like this Japanese cartoon character called ANPANMAN:

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Afterwards, we consulted our map and decided to head over to RENMIN PARK (a.k.a. THE PEOPLE'S PARK)...

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