It's hard to describe everything we have taken in since arriving here. So many beautiful sights and interesting places. Ever day has been filled with incredible sights and sounds, and new adventures.
The food is amazing! Because our friends have settled in here they have had no shortage of places to take us to eat. Traditional dim sum our first night here, a quick lunch of dumplings, Thai, a feastt of Muslim dishes, Italian, a Canadian deli, and even a quick stop in Carl's Jr.!
The big difference about the world cuisines here is that they are truly authentic -- at least the ones we went to -- meaning that the Italian restaurant Goodfellas, was actually run by an Italian, Marco, from Italy. We had a wonderful conversation with a woman named Guilia, from Roma, who ran the front of house. The Muslim restaurant was run by Muslims from the north and even included a show of traditional dancing. We got a quick lunch of fried chicken out of a window in the side of a house. Last night we ate at a place that makes their own smoked pastrami sandwiches and authentic poutine. They are Canadian. And of course the Chinese food here is the real thing,
Cameron and Daniel have been having a great time together and it seems they never stop talking! Daniel belongs to a youth group here that met on Saturday, so Cameron was able to go with him for their meeting time and then for dinner at a food court mall. Then they just hopped on the subway and rode back home.
Steve & I spent our anniversary on the Bund. After a fabulous Italian dinner, we strolled along the Huangpu river, where everything was lit up in bright flashing colors. We enjoyed the view from the rooftop lounge at the Peace Hotel, then walked all the way back down Nanjing road. That evening stroll took over an hour.
People are everywhere! Whatever time of day or wherever you go there are floods of people. Especially in the subway at rush hour!
Here's a few pictures:
Arriving on the Maglev train
Yu Yuan Gardens
"I'll have set menu B"
The Pearl Tower from the Bund