Category Archives: Shanghai

Day 6 and Day 7 in Paris – Gardens, Zoos, and The End!

We started Day 6 with a long walk to the Arc de Triomphe. It is a symbol of triumph, which means victory. 


 Then it was off to the zoo!



 The zoo was inside this pretty garden.



I saw porcupines,






and monkeys!


 We spent Day 7, in another garden. The Luxembourg Gardens had a huge playground. It had poles, big slides and cool swings! I loved it!



 It was time to go back home! Our last morning, we took one last walk on the River Seine,


I had one last drink of my favorite new drink, diablo menthe which is mint lemonade,


and then we got on the airplane. I loved Paris, but I was also glad to be going home! So was Avik!


Going on the airplane

Hello, my name is Manika. I am in an air plane. I am going to see Los Angeles. I am having breakfast. We’re landing soon. I’m in seat 30F. Avik’s in 30G. My mom is in 30E. I don’t mean to brag but this is delicious food. My dad is not coming. He has to work.

Pudong Airport
Pudong Airport


The Big Walk

Sometimes you can have big travels close to home. Today I had to take a very long walk to find a taxi because there was like one billion people at the Kerry Center. The Kerry Center is in Pudong, Shanghai. It has lots of restaurants and stores. I had my favorite pesto pasta there. I was full and ready to go home. It was freezing outside. I was worried we would get the flu. We had to walk though, because the taxi stand was full.

We walked down a long busy road in the bicycle lane. Lots of construction workers were eating dinner on the sidewalk. They left a lot of trash on the ground.

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That wasn’t a good idea because it was the bad for the environment and Shanghai already has lots of pollution. We also saw people selling food on carts and my mom said she wanted a pancake. I did not want anything. I was too full and it looked not so yummy.

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Finally we found a taxi. When we got home, I was so happy.