7am taxi and we are here! I got 3 hours of sleep on the plane which, for me, is an accomplishment.
We were super tired and our hostel has early check-in, but we got there too early for early check-in. Haha. So we found a place nearby to get some good wonton soup for breakfast. My favorite thing to eat in the morning!!
We then were able to check in. We got extremely lucky and ended up with a double twin hotel room when we paid for a bunk in a hostel dorm! We proceeded to flop onto our beds and pass out for about 7 hours… I actually fall asleep really well with natural light (not artificial) shining into a room versus when it’s dark from the night (yes I am aware it’s weird)… Add that to being exhausted and I think it’s the most satisfying sleep I’ve had the whole trip!
We slowly made our way out and about to get a little taste of the city. (These views are form the rooftop of our hostel)
And went to another place for dinner… Jennifer got some fantastic looking fried rice and I had..dumplings… I’m gonna eat a lot of dumplings in China…
We dropped by the local Metro station to find an ATM and get a feel for how public transportation works here. I thought these claw machines were cute…
And we walked around for a couple hours and soaked in the nearby sights. As I think I already covered, I’m a total night person and Jennifer is a total morning person, so by this time I was full of energy and able to focus on stuff. Which means I should have an easier time navigating the area in the future. Haha!
It’s gorgeous here and I’m so excited to discover what life is like in the heart of Shanghai. 🙂