Yes, I’m back to my travelogue again. Lately has been very very busy, but I’m happy over the hectic weekends at least it’s fruitful! Since today I’ve set myself a day off in office, so I grab the chance to continue blogging before I kick off at 6.30pm.
Back to my journey in China, we are going from Wu Xi to Shanghai on Day 6.
Went around a garden which I’ve forgotten the name, but it’s raining in the morning so it’s too hazy to take picture of Lake Tai Hu.
Remember what I told you about Wuxi in my previous post, it’s all about the “Lake of Tai Hu, 太湖”. So the local tour guide, a very pretty and confident lady called “xiao zhu” guided us to the Pearl Factory in Wu Xi. They have invent and planted this Pearls for years in the Lake Tai Hu. It’s actually a shopping stop, which I would like to remind all the tourist, you really need to control your urge of buying when you reach this kind of shop.
- They will do demonstration, and tell you how GOOD is their PEARL.
- Pearl powder for health
- They will show you their Facial Product
- Pearl Accessories for ladies
Honest speaking, in olden days my mom say Pearl Powder are very expensive. Well it’s true enough, a small pack of 10 boxes cost around RM270. Yet, you need to buy in bulk. I bought it for my in law, I think they needs it more than we do.
For the facial cream, I will say big NO NO. Looking at the packing,does it worth for RM250 for that little bottle of pearl cream? They name it as BMW to indicate it’s quality assurance. As for the Pearl Jewellery, personally I did not spent a single cent buying it, and if you are not interested please don’t ask them to take it out for u else the salesgirl will haunt you like a GHOST!
Okay, shopping done. We are going to take the a long road trip to Shanghai now.
On the rest station, at the Highway.
I’ve been wanted to try their “Sweet Corn” especially when I see it’s hot! Best on the cool weather. Alex bought his favourite 关东煮 and I had my Sweet Corn which is tasteless, not crunchy and not sweet at all. Then only the tour guide tell me, all their “corn” are born that way !?!
Reaching Shanghai around 12, accessing all the great foods again. Dishes are more or less quite similar but still consider as edible
The afternoon tour is to visit the National Museum, but since it says No Photo allow so I’m also lazy to take photos there. It’s really a boring place, nothing much to see and it’s quite small. The one in Taiwan is more interesting.
After the Museum, we went to the most remarkable landmark, Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai.
This is my 2nd visit to Pearl Towel, still looking the same great after 10 years.
You need to go through a long queue before accessing the lift that brings you to the observatory sightseeing floor at 263m height.
Going down to 90M height to experience the adventure of outdoor walking on the transparent floor.
Inside the pearl tower on the lower floors, there is a Wax Museum which contains of Shanghai History.
Amazingly, the wax museum are really unique. They must have spent a lot of time building this thing. All looks very real, and it does have a little creepy feeling too!
It’s getting late, and we are heading to 外滩 . It’s by walking distance from Pearl Tower to reach here. Wonderful views of the Classic and Modern Shanghai. Just capture a few pictures, then we are going for our dinner!
Again, I’ve no appetite with the dinner here. Too oily, salty and taste weird to me. Most important, it’s not hygiene at all. I bought myself an instant noodle again, and that’s for my supper!
After dinner, we have a cruise ride at 黄浦江, along the river. It’s very cold at night but luckily we all are well prepared.
Last and Final stop for the night at Shanghai, 南京路 where lots of 1st shop in Shanghai was founded here. Definitely it’s not a shopping heaven for me, all I need was FOOD.
Finally, 10 pm we were all back to Hotel. Overall I love this hotel, probably because it has a transparent toilet that makes me feel like it’s an honeymoon suite. :p
In my own opinion, I would say Shanghai is not a great place to stay, but a great place for tourist. I could see that most of the people here are very stressful surviving for their works. Compare to the previous cities that we’ve been to, Shanghai is the most developed but it’s also the most crowded. Everything in Shanghai are slightly more expensive than other places. I will never love to stay at the place with high cost of living. A simple life in Miri, isn’t it good enough?
Stay tune for Day 7!