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Sights and Lights of Shanghai

Joanne in Shanghai

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.


Street merchants

Famous Bund, Shanghai

Shanghai Trading

Shanghai skyline

Shoe shopping Market stall

Near Yu uan gardens

Amsterdam in Shanghai 2011

Field trip, Shanghai

Streeet food lunch

Rooftop carvings

Old Shanghai neighborhood


Authentic Chinese food

Shanghai nighttime

Night view by the ship, Shanghai

Shanghai sail away

Joanne Gardner is Amsterdam’s future cruise consultant.

1 Comment
  • Sara Morrison

    I always enjoy reading about the adventures of Future Cruise Consultants, Michael and Joanne Gardner. That menu is hilarious!!! Great photos, Joanne! Keep them coming. : )

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