Friday, November 25, 2011

Shanghai Day Six - Last Day

For my last day in Shanghai, I wanted something subdued and restful.  It was drizzling lightly, so any pedestrian endeavor had to be carefully chosen.  Most of the rest of our group went shopping, but since I had already done this, I decided to end the trip as I had begun it: on a solo walking tour.  Alone with my thoughts on my last day in Shanghai.  (Heaven!)

I headed over to the French Concession, which is popular with European and American ex-patriots.  The old colonial architecture is instantly welcoming to any westerner, and there one can find many shops, wine bars, and coffee houses.  As the rain was lightly falling, I found myself sitting under a patio umbrella enjoying a nice cafe latte.  This was very comforting as I watched the endless tourists pass before me on the cobblestoned street.

After a few moments rest, I headed into the Paulaner Pub for some Wienerschnitzel for lunch.  German food in the French district of Shanghai?  Why not!

After lunch, I hailed a cab back to the hotel, to pack up and head to the airport.  Shanghai was a wonderful city, and I do hope I get the chance to come back again soon.

And this time, I hope I can bring the family.

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