Believe it or not, I was hesitating to continue Part 2 of my travelogue in 2011. Why? I was viewing back the pictures I took in both Nanjing and Shanghai and they were so fugly. 😦 But I shall continue with what I had promised in the first place. Anyways, I went to visit my sister in China for two weeks after I had left my previous job. Considered it as a reward for myself after all the endurance I had for the past two and a half years.
There are not much food pictures on this holiday trip as we seldom eat outside. We usually eat home cooked food whenever we are staying indoor. Outside food doesn’t seem to be very appetizing and hygienic at all. You can even see some people having their food at the food stalls inside the Metro Station. 😮 So damn unhygienic. But of course, the price of the food is so much more cheaper compared to the food at a normal and decent restaurant.
My flight departed from Brunei at 10:25a.m. in the morning. Arrived Shanghai Pudong International Airport sometime before 3:00p.m. Sister was already there at the Arrival Hall when I came out. We then took the Metro from Airport to HongQiao Train Station. And then another one and a half hour train ride from HongQiao Train Station to Nanjing South Station. And then another twenty minutes ride before I reach my final destination. It was about eight thirty when we reached home. Took a shower and then had our dinner at home. We planned to eat outside at a hypermarket nearby the place that my Sister lives. But the hypermarket shuts down early on Sunday.
First home-cooked meal in China – instant noodles. 🙂
The first meal that I cooked in China. The Grilled Chicken was of course from Hot Deli of Suguo Supermarket. 😳 Hahaha …
I stayed at home most of the time while I was in Nanjing as my Sister’s apartment was too comfortable for me to go outside and sweat under the sun provided that I have to do some groceries shopping. Even if I were to do some groceries shopping, I would take the shuttle bus. The driver would drop me off outside the main entrance of the nearest Carrefour and then pick me up one and a half hour later. So nice! And you don’t even have to worry about being pushed whilst waiting for the Metro to arrive. 😎
We went window shopping at Nanjing AquaCity Mall on my first weekend in Nanjing. Took the shuttle bus to Deji Plaza and then the Metro to the nearest Metro Station leading to AquaCity. For your information, Deji Plaza is one of the high end shopping mall across Nanjing. Or perhaps, the only high end shopping mall in Nanjing? You can find most of the international designer brands at Deji Plaza.
Venue: Nanjing AquaCity & Confucius Temple
Sister and I outside Nanjing AquaCity
Hello Kitty store! Planned to buy a set of Hello Kitty drinking cups from the store but ended up not getting anything when I walked out from the store. 😦
Hiak hiak hiak …
We did not shop much at AquaCity. I only bought a few souvenirs to bring home from one of the Disney imitation store. Hahaha … We then went to Confucius Temple for lunch. Confucius Temple is the name of the place whereby there are lots of restaurants and some food stalls. They have one big Haagen Dazs ice-cream shop. *drools*
Don’t ask me who this is. I also don’t know. 😛
Wanna wish for a fortune? You should try it here but there is no guarantee that the “tree” would grant your wish.
One last picture of us at Confucius Temple.
Venue: Nanjing HongShan Forest Zoo
One of the tourist attraction in Nanjing is it’s HongShan Forest Zoo. Sister and I took the opportunity to go there before we set out for Shanghai for our shopping marathon. At least, my shopping marathon. Hahaha … Spent a little in Nanjing and A LOT more in Shanghai *sweat*
We had our lunch in a restaurant nearby to HongShan Forest Zoo. Honestly speaking, I don’t really like much of China Chinese food besides their dumplings. They were fabulous. Especially the broth inside the dumplings. Kinda miss them a bit now. Hahaha … I even asked my Sister to bring back a packet of Frozen Da Niang dumplings which you can easily find at any local supermarket. But she declined. 😥
The portion was too generous and both of us couldn’t finish what we ordered. After lunch, we went to HongShan Forest Zoo as planned. The weather was hot and humid. That was one thing which I don’t like about summer in China. Too freaking hot!
Our entrance tickets to the zoo, which is about B$8.00 per person.
They are partners in crime. Hahaha … 😛
For your information, there are real pandas in this zoo!
The entrance leading to the place where you can watch real life pandas. 😆
This is a real panda, not fake!
Panda on the move.
Claimed to have penguins inside the zoo but we did not go inside the exhibition area of penguins because we need to pay for another entrance fee just to see the penguins.
I am not gonna elaborate much on the following pictures as you can all identify what animals they are. 😉
Cute or not??!!!
She was trying to impersonate the bunny. 😆
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