In Beijing, we saw something you would never see on the streets of London:
This little fella was being taken out for a walk by its owner......actually not a pet, but up for sale at 1600 RMB (around 160 pounds or 250 USD).You know the Chinese believe that they make a great soup and have anti-carcinogenic properties, probably related to their long lives.
In Shanghai, despite the national economic slowdown, business is still booming. There are over 1000 buildings exceeding 30 stories, and new skyscrapers are still being built.There are more free standing buildings over 400m high than in any other city in the world, except for Chicago.
We took some time off to sample the nightlife in Shanghai and there were a few new hotspots to see and be seen in. One place that caught my eye was a UK-themed bar that only opened after 11pm.
If you want to know where the door to Heaven is, then do book a Shanghai night tour!
However, it was the street scene below that reminded me of England the most, with sycamore trees, few people and even fewer cars! This was taken during the holiday period in the French concession area of Shanghai, a wonderful area for walking around in.
Do let me know if you need any help with going around Beijing or Shanghai,day or night, and don't forget to look at previous posts for more information.