Shanghai’s skyline is the most amazing one I’ve seen. I live in Chicago and I am always thrilled with our skyline but the drama of Shanghai’s surpasses ours by far. Even Hong Kong these days falls behind Shanghai and I always considered Hong Kong as being number one. It’s a vibrant, high fashion city that fascinates all who visit. Nanjing Road is a pedestrian mall in part with thousands of shops, hotels and restaurants where crowds stroll until late in the evening. We dock very close to the Bund, so it was a pleasant walk from the ship to the best part of town and the great views. Once again we found a local restaurant on the twelfth floor of a building where we ordered genuine Chinese food from the most entertaining menu I’ve ever seen. It was large, laminated with photos and written in Chinese with literal English translations. We laughed so hard reading it we took about half an hour to place our order.
Joanne Gardner is Amsterdam’s future cruise consultant.