pick up thatnever came - finally phoned and were directed outside to join several families of Indians on their way to the Punjab.
We were put in a separate bus, however, and only when the larger one was full did some of the other passengers join us along with heaps of luggage.
|Friendly Hotel staff Shanghai|
We were all packed in - or rather, the staff and a few passengers were, We had
seats. The staff came to help
load and unload everything.
|Shanghai Hotel Room|
We looked out over the city of apartment blocks in all directions on a flat plain - a bit like Mississauga in density and homogeneity except
that the buildings were painted different colours and had varied roof shapes and arrangements of shingles but they were still in rows of blocks of apartments. Very comfy bed and great shower.
A lot of haze.
|View from window|
|Egg boiled in black spices|
A breakfast to remember but -not necessarily seek to repeat - as well as the eggs, there were slices of pound cake, some chopped mixed canned veggies in mayo, some slices of very pink spam equivalent, cold noodles and a brown liquid labelled coffee.
|View from the roof|
We took the elevator to the top floor and were able to go into the closed rooftop restaurant to look around - gold satin covers on the chairs and the same fabric for the curtains but if the purpose was to enjoy the view, someone needed to clean the windows!