Walking along the Bund. It was freezing and windy.
A lot of people still ride scooters and bicycles despite the freezing weather. We saw a lot of them riding with these mitts attached to their handlebars. Pretty smart, but just thinking about riding in that weather makes me cold.
Views from our friend Kevin's office on the 63rd floor. The tall buildings go on far into the haze.
We had dim sum at this amazing restaurant on New Year's Eve. It was located on the fourth floor of a department store, in the men's department. We had to wait about 40 minutes to get a table, but it was worth the wait.
We're a couple days late in posting about our New Year's trip to Shanghai, but it's better late than never. I would have taken more photos if my hands weren't so cold and immobile during this trip. They stayed in my pockets as long as possible. The weather in Shanghai was so cold, like the kind of cold that hurts your bones. Jeff and I have coats here in Singapore, but I had to buy ear muffs and gloves to tolerate it. Despite the freezing temperatures, Jeff and I were happy to spend New Year's in cold weather. Although we've never spent a New Year's in a place as cold as Shanghai, it felt appropriate.
Jeff's friend from college, Kevin, was a very gracious host and showed us a fabulous time for New Year's. We enjoyed Shanghai exponentially more than we would have if we attempted to explore it ourselves. There's something really refreshing about waking up in a new city for the New Year; it seems so fitting. Or maybe that's just our wanderlust talking.
More photos to come over the next few days. Stay tuned!