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28 Apr 2009

Shanghai, China; Cruise Day 92

Shanghai’s just keeps growing.

The 1949 the Communist takeover killed investment and growth. But that was all changed with the economic reforms in the 90s.

Now it is the world’s busiest cargo port and the largest city in China.

Almost 8,000 high-rise buildings have been built in the last 30 years.

You can easily tell the difference between the housing, and the unique modern business skyscrapers.

We shopped today at Taobao City, which I highly recommend for discount shopping. It is a must do whenever we visit Shanghai. We purchased about $50,000 of merchandise for $200. I certainly hope it’s all real.

A delightful dinner was had with John Baron, our Cruise Director at T8, one of Shanghai’s hot new restaurants.