June 30th, 2013: Shanghai Old city district
Departure: 10.00 am
Address: Metro stop: Yuan Garden
To start with this sunny and warm day (28 ° C already). We went towards the old city of Shanghai.
Before you go to the old city I must prevent you, there are many, many people. It’s really crowded. You must scramble to make your way through the narrow streets.
Many stores but obviously tourist trap.
Then, visit of the temple of the god protector of the city.
We moved away of that excitement to eat in a small dumplings shop and noodles.
Let’s go to the tea house for a cup of tea in a magical place. If you want a tea tasting it’s better to head for the tea stand in the fake market; much better. Here we paid the particular place more than the tea (which admittedly does not have a better taste than elsewhere). One portion is enough for two to three people (well if you are not too thirsty).
After this break, we walked towards the Bund by small streets very typical of China, but forgotten by tourist guides. Linen tense, narrow street, living smiling …