Home to approx. 23 million people.
One of them…this cute little guy.
Right now Caiden is living at Shanghai Childrens Home.
Unfortunately we’ve been told we will probably not be able to tour the orphanage, which makes me sad. It’s part of his history and I want to know all I can. I’ve got a care package ready to send him and I’ve added 2 disposable cameras and a flash drive hoping to at least get all the pictures & video they have of him & his time there. I’m still hoping to talk them into a visit once we’re there, but until then these pictures are all I have of his home.
He’s likely never ventured out to see the city he’s lived in for 2 years, but here are some neat things I’ve found:
Shanghai is the largest city in China. It is a global financial center and a transport hub with the world's busiest container port. It is
bounded by Jiangsu & Zhezjiang provinces to the north, south & west – and the East China Sea on the east.
Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden. It has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China.
Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate and experiences four distinct seasons. It’s temperature ranges anywhere from 40 degrees in January to 82 degrees in July.
Shanghai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles. The Bund, located by the bank of the Huangpu River, contains a rich collection of early 20th-century architecture. (We just so happen to be staying at The Bund Hotel which is in this district. Can’t wait to people watch & check out the architecture!). There are many beautiful parks within or just outside the city to offer a reprieve from the city’s craziness.
I can not wait to venture out & explore his city. People watching is one of my most favorite activities and this is going to be a great city to do that in. We don’t have plans to really sightsee much, as far as museums/etc., but we’ll definitely be doing our fair share of walking around & seeing the sights!