Shanghai - Commerce II
The main Shanghai market for tourists - lots of knockoffs, but great prices - amazing stuff for $5-10
Lots of foreigners, though it helps to negotiate in Chinese (funny actually)
The big signs at the entrance that say no counterfeit goods are allowed, though you do see a few (well, a lot)
Merchant girl with interesting goods from the south - pretty pictures, scrolls, other goodies. Chatted with her a bit in Chinese.
Another merchant, one of the ones we are trying to help with our new company in Shanghai
A guy who sketched my picture while I was sitting in an outside cafe
Had to negotiate a price in Chinese - Y25, about $3. Makes me look fat !
Packed local shopping mall
YuYuan Park and Markets - fairly touristy, though also very Chinese, too - and very packed
And of course buried in there is a McDonald's
And a Starbucks
It's a huge place, with various streets and even a small lake in the middle
By contrast, there is Xintiandi - a foreigners playgound of western shops and bars
This was interesting - he was offering me women or men while I sat at an outdoor bar
This girl, like many, tried to chat me up on Nanjing Lu - common among professionals
I never figured out this scene next to me (other than the
Pizza Hut, which I understood).
She's 20 years younger than him (and very attractive), possibly a professional.
Something you don't see every day, in Yuyuan shopping area.
Not something you see every day - Pizza & Pasta plus Cappuccino
Some things never change - men always waiting for women while they shop