Shanghai has a very special meaning for us. Although both of us were born in Taipei but our parents came from Shanghai. We have been to Shanghai several times when Bradley's parents were still with us. The trip that we took last week was the first one since both of them have passed away. We have planned this trip for quite a while for the purpose of visiting the World Expo.
The above picture was taken from the famous Shanghai Bund toward the new Shanghai district Pudong. It was the ancestor home for Bradley. His grand father used to own several houses right at where the Shanghai World Financial Center is now. He ran a business of several ferry boats across the Huangpu River between Pudong and Shanghai.
This picture was taken from our hotel window at the Shanghai International Convention Center, looking across the Huangpu River toward the Bund. The Bund is about 1 km long and lined with colonial buildings left from the early 20th century.
We will show more pictures of our journey to Shanghai and World Expo in the near future, so stay tuned.