Getting lost along the way – Shanghai (too short) – Xi’an (too long)

Sometime a day which was originally planned for sightseeing spontaneously turns into a round of talks till midnight – participants: Egyptian lawyers-to-be, Russian hitch-hikers, American start-up-entrepreneurs, Argentinian party queens, Taiwanese boy band look-a-likes – and we just within this colourful bunch of people.

It was an evening like Shanghai city itself– multicultural, surprising and a mixture of modernity and tradition. Especially the architectonical and culinary variety (Crepes, Hot Pot, etc.) and the amazing Shanghainese nightlife made the city become our so-far highlight here in China.

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Shanghai – Relaxed sightseeing, Hot Pot and amazing nightlife
Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai Tower (632 meters 2nd highest building in the world)
Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai Tower (632 meters 2nd highest building in the world)

If French café latte at the French concession in Shanghai or a mosque which looks like a Chinese temple – sometimes you just discover the best things by strolling around instead of ticking as much points of the bucket list as possible. For this reason only the real highlights made it on our sightseeing itinerary.

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Muslim quarter with mosque looking like a Chinese temple
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Big Wildgoose Pagoda and Chinese atmosphere
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Teracotta-Army in Xi’an
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Interesting conservation techniques – every warrior got its own IKEA box

Next and last destination for Anne an me – Beijing capital.

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