After we finished dinner at a lovely Thai restaurant, we made our way to the Bund. What is a trip to Shanghai without seeing the pearl Tower lit up at night! We walked along the Bund and saw all the neon lights across the river - the Pearl Tower changing colors and the Bottle Opener Building (aka The World Financial Center) sparkling and reflecting on the water.
Last, I took them on the subway so they could really embrace China. They were hoping to get the authentic subway experience (overly crowded / shoving and pushing / spitting / babies wearing butt-flap pants), but the subway was actually pretty tame and uncrowded. It was quite unimpressive on Thursday. Usually, China subways provide the best people-watching. We took the subway to Lujiazui to see all the modern sky scrapers lit up at night. I took them to the 85th floor of the Jin Mao building (where I celebrated my 25th birthday) to get a perfect view of the Shanghai skyline. They were definitely impressed!
We had a fabulous night, and I very much enjoyed being a tour guide!
I have another good friend (from Branford High School) visiting in two weeks! He works for General Electric and will be coming to Shanghai for work. I love having visitors!