Today was Kai's birthday. Kai Uwe Pel is my Kung Fu teacher and every year on his birthday we go to Paulaner Brahaus, a German brewery and restaurant. Kai is German, you see and it's his yearly treat.
We usually go to the Fen Yang Road branch near my house but this year we went out the 'Bin Jiang'. Bin Jiang Da Dao is the tourist riverfront strip on the Pudong side of the river. It has a riverside park, walking area and a selection of bars and restaurants with river views. I actually liked it. The Puxi side of the river where the older buildings are is packed with touts, vendors and assorted annoyances. The Pudong side was quite relaxing.
All the usual crowd were there and afterwards me and Phillipe, my couchsurfing guest, went back across by ferry.
Above: Diana, Vanessa, Mel, Helen, Kai, Cameron and Nathan.
Left: Bo, Kai, me, Phillipe and Helen.