Thursday March 12th was our first full day in Shanghai and it was a whirlwind of activity. We headed to Starbucks first for a taste of home plus a little China twist. We had coffee and Red Bean Scones plus cheesy bread. Yum!
First stop, the wet market to see China's fresh foods and get a behind the scenes look at shopping in Shanghai.
All types of seasonings were on displayed, along with some dried fish and tiny shrimp.
The meat was openly displayed and evidently chicken feet, pigs feet, and chickens with their heads still on are all the rage!
Dozens of kinds of rice which is weird because we were served very little rice while in China.
It is considered a filler food and bad manners to serve it first as you should serve the "good" dishes first.
All manner and types of vegetables, some familiar and some not so much.
Next off to a yummy lunch with drinks at Gingers by the Park. Kelsey had some yummy soup. We sat outside of the balcony as it was a lovely warm day. We h…
We arrived at Lambert Airport well ahead of our scheduled flight to Chicago. As we were checking our bags, the clerk asked us if we were flying to China via Chicago to which we answered yes. She looked at us oddly,
"Aww yeah, you aren't flying out of Chicago today."
I just stared at her like "what the heck."
Evidently, unbeknownst to us, Chicago was getting eight inches of snow and therefore all flights out of O'Hare International Airport were cancelled. Panic (Ok, just for a second) Then we were rerouted to San Fransisco.Thus begun the long long trip to Shanghai China.
The flight to California was an hour later than our original flight to Chicago and we had a slightly longer layover there thus making our arrival in Shanghai a bit later than expected. Thanks to Facebook I was able to relay our change in plans to Rhonda and all was right with the world again!
Even though it was early afternoon our time the flight attendants preceded to feed us then turned of…