Shanghai in 4 hours

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Between traveling to small towns we had a half day layover in Shanghai.  We took full advantage by taking a taxi downtown and spending a few hours at the Bund, the neighborhood on the Huangpu river that separates the old district and the new high tech strip.

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The side of the river we were on has the older European banks and trade buildings.

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We traveled to a beautiful old market district not far from the river.  This street shopping area has probably been rebuilt many times but it was beautiful nonetheless.

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There is a famous tea house in the center that you walk a small bridge to get to.

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Some lunch options.  Bird on a stick.

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We settled on this cafeteria style food court.  Food is cheap here for the most part.  A bottle of tea or soda is around 50 cents.  An ice cream cone is less than a dollar.  Most lunches are only 4 or 5 dollars unless you start getting fancy stuff and even then it’s never much more than 10 even with a drink.

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Shanghai is also home to The Great Wall of Chocolate!

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