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Published: June 22nd 2017
Geo: 31.23, 121.47
Off the ship and staying in Shanghai for a few days.
Chinese immigration was as expected, slow. 8 agents to process a ship with 2100 people. Standing in lines is no fun. Almost saw a couple of fights in the line to get off the ship to wait in another line. Wasn't pretty.
Finally cleared immigration. Our excursion with a city tour and hotel drop off left two hours late. Messed up the schedule badly but we still did it all.
Tour started with lunch in a very old hotel that was famous for some signing of something. Hard to understand the guide sometimes.
Our first stop was in a museum. Very interesting items from very old times. Some items were 5000+ years old. Next was a garden. To get there we walked through "China Town". That was interesting and very crowded. Final stop was the Bund which means bank (as in river). Very modern city scape. Shanghai is nicer than Beijing. Beijing traffic was the worst. More people walking around Shanghai.
Two more days here to check it out.
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