School Visit, Shopping, and a Boat Cruise
Trip Start Mar 23, 2012
7Trip End Mar 31, 2012
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In the afternoon we headed to the Yu Gardens for some leisure time and spent most of it shopping. Part of the fun of the Gardens was bargaining with its vendors as you tried to bring the price of an item down as low as possible. Something that originally started at 400 Yuan or RMB (the currency in China), could possibly be had from anywhere between 150 and 200 Yuan ($25 -$35 roughly), depending on your bargaining abilities. Many vendors were quite persistent once you showed interest in an item (see picture).
After shopping and a quick snack at an excellent dim sum restaurant we headed to the banks of the Huangpu River where we enjoyed the sites and took pictures of the buildings around us. We then went on a boat cruise along the river with some school officials from the Shibei Senior High School, which is the school that hosted the forum the day before. We had dinner, good discussions, a signing ceremony (similar to the one we had in Jinhua), and took many pictures of Shanhai's bright and beautiful skyline. It was another wonderful day in Shanghai!