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Eating in Shanghai. Best Day Trips from Shanghai. Tea-Tasting Tours. Family-Friendly Tours. Eastern China. Loading available options Hotel pickup offered. Mobile ticket. Frequently Asked Questions. Traveler Photos. Reviews 5. Great experience! This was a fantastic tour. Kelly our guide took us through little nooks and crannies of the city we would never have explored by ourselves.. It was fantastic to see the old houses and the old way of life co-existing side by side with the new.
We also got a taste of the local supermarket and street food! I was very happy to be able to able to experience this side of Shanghai, after having visited the fancy bars and clubs the previous night: Special mention to Kelly for being so knowledgeable and helpful: I would highly recommend this tour to anyone- especially if you enjoy doing the "non touristy" stuff! More Less. Exciting Insights about historical side of Shanghai! The tour was absolutely the right choice! Penny is a very knowledgeable and competent guide and a beautiful woman too! Absolutely recommendable and I will for sure book the next tour on my future trip to Shanghai!
Thank you. Walking Tour Shanghai Old Town. Kelly was very professional and knowledgeable.
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The pace of the tour was just right and all sights informative and interesting. Would highly recommend. Thank you!! Amazing look into Shanghai's history. Venice N. We had Kelly as our guide. She met us at our hotel at 9am and took us on an amazing journey through Shanghai history. Kelly has such a great knowledge of Chinese history.
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It is a shame to find out that much of the Old Town is set to be demolished with the residents being moved out. Hopefully there will be a museum established to allow this history to be passed on to visitors of this area. We recommend if you are visiting Shanghai in the next year make sure you visit here and do the tour because it will be gone forever. So glad we did the tour and thank you Kelly you were amazing. FeiFei was a wonderful guide. We spent We spent a substantial afternoon seeing around old Shanghai.
We started at the Water Tower and progressed through some very old heritage buildings, due to be restored over time, then on to to large house which had its yard converted into a metal smelting works during the Cultural Revolution with a large Red Army star in middle of gates.
Beside this was house where Einstein and his wife had visited and stayed with a Chinese scholar. Next we visited a very old stately walled home in the old town. This was truly fascinating and we met the daughter of the original owner - who has extremely lovingly minded the original contents and features of the house.
This is an amazing place to visit and Auntie Gou was so welcoming and generous with her time and knowledge. We walked thorough the old town, viewing lots of friendly local people and small vendors whilst heading to the Confucius temple just as it was closing. FeiFei insisted on bringing us back the following day, at no extra cost, when we had the added advantage of viewing a second hand book sale with so many interesting and important artefacts from Chinese recent history.
FeiFei was an incredible guide who went way over and above her job to give us a wonderful and memorable experience of Shanghai, even taking us into a local restaurant to sample lots of delicious local cuisine. Thankyou FeiFei we will definitely do this tour again and couldnt recommend it highly enough!!! Fascinating glimpse into old Shanghai. Our Guide Fei Fei was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Fascinating to visit a home in Old Shanghai to see what life was like before the high rise apartments. Also saw the Jade Buddha and Confucius temple, which were not crowded like the other tourist sites.
Our guide was always conscious of our comfort level, as it was pouring rain that day and it is a walking tour. Would recommend this tour. My family and I loved this My family and I loved this tour! Our tour guide Fei Fei had a keen in-depth knowledge on the history of this walled-off historical treasure. She had the perfect balance of patience and fluidity in moving us along, all with a perpetual smile and warm heart.
The old-style cluster of houses with generational family inhabitants highlighted communal living, exotic to most Americans. Once upon a time they were grand living quarters, but as the revolution took hold, the affluent were targeted and families uprooted.
I highly recommend this specific walking tour for its historical perspective. Amongst the towering modern high-rises of Shanghai lay slivers of its ancient past. Ask for Fei Fei to lead your group and you won't be disappointed! Penny is awesome! It would join the steady march of new tasting counters and omakase hideaways. And it would illustrate the growing ease with which New Yorkers of means can glide through and above the fray, slipping from one cloistered room to another in black cars without touching down.
Frevo is the work of Franco Sampogna, who is the chef, and Bernardo Silva, the manager. Sampogna is from Brazil and Mr.
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Sampogna put it. To get into Frevo, you first need to know that Frevo exists. When you arrive at the correct address, what you see is an art gallery with just enough room on its white walls for the six abstract paintings that hang there fairly close together.
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The paintings are real paintings made by a real artist, Thomas Labarthe, who goes by Toma-L , but the gallery is not entirely a real gallery. Then she reaches behind one of the canvases and it swings out on invisible hinges, leaving in its place a doorway through which you can see, illuminated in a large, dark room, a stainless-steel kitchen and a long, curving counter of polished quartzite.
You hop up on one of the 18 padded seats, and the door clicks closed. You are in.
When the door opens again, typically not for another half an hour, in will walk another set of people who, like you, knew that the gallery was not a normal gallery. Much of this comes right out of the neo-speakeasy handbook, although Frevo does throw itself into the act with an unusual level of commitment.
Press the stile into place, concealing the gap at the jamb, and tack it down, as shown. Install the opposite stile.
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Next, hold the center stile board alongside a side stile and measure the span between it and the opposite stile; divide by 2 to get the length for each rail, then cut them to size on a miter saw. Cut two furring strips to fit between the baseboard and the line for the lower rail, and use them to prop up the rails on the door as you work. Glue the back of the right rail, rest it on the strips, and tack it to the door, as shown.
Use the spacers again to install the door's top right rail.