Shanghai Journals

Study in China

A May 2002 trip to Shanghai by Nosefish

Quote: A group of university students who studied at Fudan University (language, politics, history).

Study in China

Overview

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Strolling through and browsing the night markets. They were so vibrant and full of life. Having all that public space is tremendous, and very different from the US.

Quick Tips:

Just finding your way around can be difficult when there is a language barrier. "Hello" and "thank you" go a long way. Take the time to learn them, as well as numbers (either oral or hand signals).

Best Way To Get Around:

1. Footpower. You see a lot, and meet lots of people 2. Taxis, although the most expensive, were usually the most convenient way to get around. Take the blue taxis, owned by VW; if they get any complaints, they have a lot to lose, so they do their jobs right.
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Great for travelers on a budget, but not centrally located for the action in Shanghai, however. It is situated on the lovely Fudan University campus with plenty of restaurants, markets, boutiques, and groceries located close at hand. Sorry, no kitchen facilities are provided - just ensuite hotel rooms. But the dining room and banquet facilities there are superb, especially breakfast. P.S. - We had Western-style toilets in our bathrooms.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 1, 2002

Fudan University Dongyuan
Fudan University Campus
Shanghai, China
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Vegetarian Life

Restaurant

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This was a lovely, somewhat upscale vegetarian restaurant that executed its fare with finesse and flavor. We tried a few dishes like "squid" and "duck" -- they tasted very similar to the real thing. The "true" vegetarian plates were even better. Amazing place.

The dessert (we must've sampled every one they had) was even better. Make sure to save room!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 1, 2002

Vegetarian Life
Downtown Shanghai, near the Bund
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Museum

Attraction

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Both full and beautiful. There are vast exhibits on calligraphy, traditional Chinese art, jade, etc. You can spend hours wandering around looking at artifacts from a culture & civilization so much older than America's.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 1, 2002

Shanghai Museum
201 Renmin Avenue
Shanghai, China 200003
(021) 63725300-132