Sunday September 8, 2013

Angela and I continued our streak of fun exploring through Sunday today. I won’t talk too much about Saturday as Angela already did, but I will add a few things.

On Friday, we met Angela’s co-worker at a wine bar on a nearby pedestrian street. We hit up a place called “Whiskey Village” right next door that is brand new, and chatted with the staff a long time as we were the only patrons. They do not appear to be doing very well, but were very pleasant to talk to.

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After that, we went to a restaurant in the French Concession that is very good. There is one also near our house, but apparently this one is better, or so said our friends. The meal was very good, but that may have been due to such good company!

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On Saturday, we decided to go on an adventure via the subway.

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We went to Fuxing park which was a beautiful park in the French Concession, and within we found a large open lawn where many people were playing, a very large rose garden, and countless amounts of people out playing cards, eating and enjoying the nice park.

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One destination that Angela left out was the ‘Memorial House of the Shanghai Office of the Delegation of the Communist Party of China’. We had seen a sign for Zhou Enlai Residence, and ended up walking right by it. I decided to poke my head in just to see how much tickets were, and the guard gave us two tickets. So I suppose the answer was free! We walked around and learned that General Zhou Enlai was an important man in the development of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Read more about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Enlai

On Sunday, we woke up and went to get coffee and a snack before heading to People’s Square. This is a popular destination, and we witnessed the activity of parents getting together to try and match their children off with one another. It looked rather like a job fair. Eventually we found our way to the History Museum, but I was feeling a little tired and upset stomach, so we decided to call it quits early to relax. All in all, great weekend.

 

 

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