Sunday, June 06, 2004

Quick Trip To Shanghai

I just got back from a quick trip to Shanghai, China for a product launch / convention last week. The convention itself wasn't too terribly interesting (unless you like to hear about enterprise computing strategies), but Shanghai was a pretty lively town. Our conference was being held in Pudong, which the new side of the river across from the more established Shanghai areas - kinda like the New Territories in Hong Kong). It was right next to the large needle type structure (Oriental Pearl TV Tower) that seems to be Shanghai's symbol of the 21st century.

I spent most of my time in Shanghai proper, in a section of town called The Bund. The Bund is the old French concession and is right along the river. It kinda feels like being in some bizarro part of Europe. We found a cool restaurant, New Heights, that we ate at almost every night. Below is a picture that we took from the terrace (New Heights is on the roof of a seven story building) looking back across the river to Pudong and the Needle.

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