Shanghai, the Manhattan of the East, is a city that never sleeps. How can it – all that sky-burning neon keeps your senses abuzz, and cloud-poking skyscrapers keep you constantly scanning the horizon across that famous Bund. Nanjing Lu, a socializing party of shopping and hucksterism, where commerce meets Confucius, is a megalomanic maelstrom in a tea cup. Other eye-popping experiences abound – Shaolin street performances, a mind-boggling array of street food, squabbles that seem to erupt at every corner, spit on the ground to hopscotch around.
However, when there’s a will, there’s a way. Or, when there’s an alley, and there’s a stool… one can easily steal away from the action and catch a catnap. Shanghai can wait… for 40 winks.