Shanghai from height
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On the last day of our stay in Guangzhou we went to the railway station to buy train tickets to Shanghai. The train goes about 16 hours, you can buy a seat in a compartment, sidyachke or if there is no money, you can buy standing room. But we were not lucky, it is nearing Chinese New Year and all, without exception, a place on the train were sold out a week in advance.
Flight plane was unreasonably expensive. In the Internet read that it is possible to go by bus. On arrival at the bus station we were greeted by a very long queue to the cashier. Nobody around did not speak English and signage in English, too, has not been adequately. With him we had a piece of paper with a few characters that mean "bus to Shanghai." If not for this paper, we could not explain, because all of whom we had not said "Shanghai", shrugged their shoulders and did not understand what it was about. "Shanghai" is pronounced them as something else.
Get a ticket to hand, it was possible to breathe for a while. At the time of departure, we went up to their departure gate and then began a new adventure. The exit was closed and passengers were not around. All of our questions in English bus workers smiled and turned his head.
And suddenly someone from behind said, "Friend, wait, the bus broke down. Friend, wait. " It was a Chinese, a little talking in Russian. We waited. Behind ran the other two Chinese, one of them is something we began to speak in Chinese, ask something like "Shanghai? Shanghai? "I saw the tickets in hand, snatched them something uttered more Chinese and quickly left with his friend in the crowd. "I guess it's the driver of another bus. He should be lucky you "- said the Russian-speaking Chinese. But it is "likely" we did not like and without tickets on hand did not know what to do. The time on the clock showed that our bus has to move in a minute. We tried to find out at the counter Information about this flight, but again could not get a clear answer.
At this point, it seemed to us that we have a beautifully lit and the two Chinese currently sit on our seats on the bus and going to go to Shanghai. It took about another twenty minutes. Our flight disappeared from the scoreboard. For a moment, we plunged into despair by his powerlessness to do anything without the knowledge of Chinese.
Further events unfolded rapidly. Suddenly, there was a Chinese with our tickets, shouting something in Chinese and repeated "Shanghai", led us along outside the station in a small van. Until we heard the cries of Russian Chinese "is a driver, go for it!". Well, it's a little comforting. The van sat a few people with travel bags. Everyone was looking at us like a fish out of the aquarium, not knowing what to say, as the English did not know.
We sat down, started moving van. We drove in an unknown direction for us, on the way the driver stopped, very emotionally communicate with some peasants, poking at us and then sat behind the wheel on. He just hoped that we were going to the bus to Shanghai and not somewhere in the basement to make shoes "Abibas".
About half an hour later we arrived at some sort of parking lot, where alone there was a large bus. The door opened abruptly. "Shanghai" - casually tossed the gesture of the bus driver. Our joy knew no bounds. And do not care that the baggage compartment of the bus smelled of fish, and later, and all of our belongings.
to Shanghai we drove a little less than a day. These days passed very quickly, because the bus was equipped with beds, not seating. We just slept almost all the way, occasionally looking at the window infinitely populated along the route of Chinese landscapes.
So we got to Shanghai - the largest city in the world. For me it was a real event. There was a feeling that I had come to the capital of the world. Eyes clung to the skyscrapers on the horizon, in his mind, I was already on them, and makes a sharp shots from a height.
We planned to take place in Shanghai 2 weeks. We rented an apartment and started to explore the city. The main purpose of our visit was the Shanghai Tower, but we were not going to climb on her first day, also was New Year's Eve on the nose, and we wanted to climb it in the New Year's Eve to precisely nobody caught us. Therefore, we first "tour of the neighborhood." We climbed mainly near the Pudong New Area, but there were exceptions.
Shanghai - China's largest city and the largest populated city in the world (population of over 24 million people). One of the four municipalities of China, an important financial and cultural center of the country, as well as the world's largest seaport.
The three major skyscraper in Shanghai.
In Shanghai, compared to Hong Kong and Guangzhou, it was cold and rainy, even in one day it was snowing. Therefore, there were days when we did not go outside because of the heavy rain.
Shoes from The North Face. Thanks to the "studded" sole figure, it is very well help to climb on the crane of the Shanghai Tower.
embankment of the Huangpu River.
Here too there are slums, which are actively being demolished.
An interesting building - Hotel Le Royal Méridien Shanghai. Building height of 333m, of which 80 m falls on the spiers. When this building was one of the highest in the world.
Neighboring steeple. In Shanghai smog it is not uncommon, as in all of China.
In the picture you can find the building with the two spiers.
Transport multi-level interchanges in Shanghai hit. This example is in Puxi.
This same isolation, but in another building.
Another intersection at the entrance to the bridge Nanpu.
In Shanghai skyscrapers affect not only outside but also inside.
Also interested in contrasts countryside. Among the slums could rise building here is so high.
In the New Year in Shanghai flooded by a huge number of Chinese people from nearby towns and villages. On the main streets it was literally overcrowded.
By the way, New Year's Eve itself the whole city was trembling with fireworks explosions. On the street like a war and endless skirmishes. Blow once more tapes bombochek hundreds, some even think out to do at the balcony. In the morning, the whole city in lumps of pyrotechnics. An amazing sight.
And the culmination of our stay in Shanghai became the Shanghai Tower.
After we came down from the tower, in the hands of us it was cool stuff, that we just did not know what to do. To lay out at once - the sentence for us. Ahead was another week stay in Shanghai. Because we do not deliberately do video editing and continued polazki. C Shanghai tops the tower crane.
In the penultimate day of our stay, we were sitting in the hotel Le Meridian, which with two steeples. And suddenly for himself found that Facebook, Youtube and Twitter work
Yes, I forgot to say that in China many popular social. networks blocked. China has all his. His Youtube, your facebook, etc. Google The Golden Shield Project and all becomes clear. We already had mounted roller. We decided not to delay and posted video on Youtube. The reaction of the people and the media was lightning. The next day on YouTube was already more than half a million views, and Chinese news reports on two unknowns, penetrated to the highest construction of the country. These were exciting times for us. Even more exciting, as we stood on the same day at the airport and transferred their documents for inspection of the border guard.
But nothing happened. Media later wrote that these anonymous faces 20 years in denial of entry into China. But I think it's all a journalistic duck, as I have already crossed the border of China after the incident.
That's all, wait for new photos!