We went to explore the French Concession today - the piece of Shanghai that the French ran at the end of 19th C and early 20th C.The place was a bit ofa disappointment - lots of leafy tree lined streets and a few places that had been turned into up market shopping/restaurant areas but nothing like we were led to believe. We did come across a French promotional market selling French wines, Bretagne crepes and Evian water! After that we had a stroll through the Pe...
Two to Saigon
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We had planned aneasy day today.After breakfast, we packed up to leave Hangzhou and got a cab to the station.It was really easy getting a ticket and we were onto a very smart train to Shanghai.It only took about 90 minutes going at over a 100 mph - the fastest train we have been on all trip since the Eurostar. We arrived in Shanghai at the south station,miles from anywhere.It needed a long tube ride to get us into the centre and our hotel.After being in the la...