Because some of our colleagues were not done with shopping for their
families "pasalubong" yet, we went to the nearest shopping mall
where we stayed in Shanghai, China.
There are some shops that sell branded items at a lower price compared here
in the Philippines but most of the items that I have known have almost the same
price or more expensive than those we have here. So instead, I just roamed
around and later went to our meeting place.
While waiting for the rest, I took some photos of beautiful flowers in the
planters along the coffee shop nearby. Because the colors were so vibrant in
pink and purple, I did not hesitate taking some snaps using my Galaxy
Note 3 smartphone.
And in the end, I went home from the mall not empty-handed at all.
While hubby had to do the grocery at Gaisano Mall, I headed to Centrio Mall
particularly to Rustan's Supermarket with a purpose to get a pack of rolled
oats and a bottle of olive oil. The moment I entered Rustan's a lone sunflower
in a plastic pot stands among the pretty cut flowers for sale.
I knew I had to take a photo of this ever gorgeous flower, I hurriedly took
out my smart phone and captured a closer shot of the flower while the guard was
looking at somewhere else. Just a snap has been enough, and I hurriedly left
the spot before the guard had noticed
After our tour at the Oriental Pearl Radio and Television
Tower, we headed to the dock for our Huangpu River Cruise which we were
scheduled to board the 11:00AM ferry.
The snake like river is the largest river in Shanghai about
114kilometers long and 400 meters wide with an average depth of 11 meters.
Huangpu River divided Shanghai into east and west part, the Pudong and Puxi
Cruising the Huangpu River lets tourists like us witness the
development of Shanghai. You’ll be amazed with the well known the Bund, from
the historical buildings that were preserved to the modern buildings made of
steels and glasses aligning along the river bank.
These are some of the photos taken using my Galaxy Note 3 smartphone.
It was the beginning of spring when we went to Shanghai,
China. Spring flowers bloom not only in Nanjing Road, but in most of the side streets
where planters are located. The entire city must be blossoming with different flowers
with striking colors at the peak of Spring, how I wished I had stayed longer to
April 5, 2014 was one special day for me, because as a first
timer in China, particularly in Shanghai, seeing the iconic Oriental Pearl Radio
and TV Tower that I got to see on the television is already a dream come true.
Especially when the travel was an all expenses paid by the company and the
The tour guide’s target was for us to be at the Oriental Pearl Radio
and TV Tower before the 8AM opening time. We arrive there at 7:00AM and
the entrance was already jam-packed with foreign as well as local tourists.
Using our passports, our guide got us tickets for the tower tour and the
River-Cruise. I forgot to borrow one of the tickets for photographic purposes. I
think the admission fee was around ¥120-220 depending on the area you want
to visit. In our case I think we got the combo ticket, because we explored the upper
sphere + the river cruise.
My series of China trip blog posts is not over yet, I still
have a few more to write about. Even now I'm still grateful and blessed to
be selected to attend a work related training in China and experience travel
abroad for free.
I realized it was already spring in China when we got there,
because of these beautiful blooms you can almost anywhere in Shanghai. If I was
able to catch a few of the cherry blossoms in the city of Nanjing, here in Nanjing Road in Shanghai these spring flowers were flourishing.