After a small break in the hotel and freshening up we went off to our first dinner in China. The typical Chinese food like fried chicken, pork and fish, as well as rice and vegetables were served as dishes on a turntable. Getting used to the chopsticks was a challenge for some of the students.
Afterwards we took a boat trip on the Huangpu River, which on one side offered us an impressive view of The Bund district, which is Shanghai‘s stately street of old colonial era buildings and was once the financial centre of the Far East. and on the other side of the river of the Pudong, Shanghai‘s newest district , a Special Economic Zone full of gleaming skyscrapers rising out of what was farmland only 15 years ago. Continue reading