Hello Shanghai and Stupid Tourist Crap


We arrived at our cool colonial hotel, the Astor House after a shorter than expected train ride (we were told it was going to be 24 hours, but ended up being only 18). After dealing with the fact that my “roaming” HK cell phone SIM wasn’t (grrr!), I found my composure, had lunch with the gang and we headed out for a brief walk around the city. After reading something in a guide book about the “Bund Tourist Tunnel” We decided to go across since our hotel is so close. What words are there to describe this waste of human effort? Crap (among others less delicate) comes to mind. Still, it was SO bad that it was almost funny…or would have been if we hadn’t shelled out 45 yuan r/t for the honor.