1.We enjoyed our time in Guyin Garden and
2. The bus system in Nanxiang was complicated and there's no way you can ask locals for the right station to take to get back to a train station that is actually within the horizon. We went around in loops wasting precious time.
It was actually still bright when we arrived at Lujiazui station which is the closest access to Shanghai Tower but we got engrossed at taking photos once surfacing from the station. The skyscrapers of Lujiazui Pudong are overwhelming. Some of the best I have seen---modern, towering, iconic. The Jin Mao Tower, which until 2007 was the tallest building in the PRC. Then came Shanghai World Financial Center used to be the tallest building in China, and contains the highest observation deck in the world.
What's with the name? I don't know too. Haha! We were too lazy to go far to check other establishments since we were carrying our heavy backpacks.
My wife was also at that time longing for some generic food and some pork dishes displayed at the restaurant's posters attracted her.
Ordering again entailed numerous effort. The crew who assisted us thought I am Chinese (do I look Chinese?) so she kept asking me in Mandarin at first. We endes up in sign language again and a lot of pointing on the menu. It took us a few minutes and no orders were made. She finally got tired and took another menu with english text. Meron naman pala eh, pinahirapan mo pa kami! Haha
Well, at least she was all smile the whole time. She was patient and very attentive. The ones seated next to us, a young woman with het mom, were looking at us smiling. The young woman asked me where we are from the moment our food was served and I proudly said "Philippines!". She said she has never been to the Philippines but would love to visit one day. They closed the short conversation by saying ''welcome to China and enjoy your stay" and I replied " xiexie" with a big smile on my face.
That is when we felt welcomed and that people are still hospitable. Ordinary people at least are nice. It was our last night in Shanghai. After dinner, we went back to the foot bridge and went for a little walk again. The weather was perfect, jut a little below 20 degrees Celsius and occasional cool breeze. It was feel good moment before we went back to the metro station again to leave for Nanjing on a midnight train.
Thanks you Shanghai, it has been a pleasurable experience! ^^
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