Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Great Outdoors

It is hard to explain with words how wearing it can feel sometimes to live in the constant hustle and bustle of a city like Shanghai.  There are very few outdoor recreational opportunities and at times we find ourselves feeling a little trapped by the cement that surrounds us on every side.  Last week, I asked Jason to see if he could find somewhere for us to get out of the city and maybe go hiking. 

He found this fantastic park ... and while it was more of a place to walk than to hike (Shanghai is f-l-a-t), it was a glorious escape from the big city.  Even better ... we'd had snow flurries all day Tuesday and by Friday were able to wear shorts!

Just walking down this street on our way from the subway to the park was incredibly relaxing  and refreshing.

Our first stop inside the park - the Stalactite Cave / Toilet ....
... many aspects of the park were Disneyland-esque


sammyjean said...

Such a cool park! What a find.

Kim said...

That pic of Jason on the beach with the "ladies" is awesome!

Molly W. said...

I was going to say the same thing as Kim, Jason w/ the ladies...nice!