Instead of venturing to anywhere far out of the city, we decided to go right into the center of it. We left at about noon for Jiefangbei, the central financial district of Chongqing. It took about an hour on the subway and buses to get there, but it was well worth the wait. Once we got out of the subway station, we found a cluster of skycrapers and shopping centers. In the very center of the district is a monument. This monument is there because Chongqing became the capitol during WWII when Japan had invaded. The area is really cool and it will look even better once all the construction is done.
The malls here are very different from what is in America. Instead of having one or two floors with a very spread out arrangement, these malls have many floors and are full of very small and expensive shops. They had stores like Louis Vuitton, Armani, and other designers. I'm sure they have less expensive malls somewhere, but the two that we went to had nothing but designer products.
After some shopping, we went towards the river in search of lunch. We found this area that had a pirate theme and ten floors. On the ninth floor, I found what I was looking for. It was a Tex-Mex restaurant and an Irish Pub. Having food that wasn't just noodles was amazing. I love the food here, but I need diversity sometimes. The food and atmosphere was great and I plan on going there more. After we ate, we went back to the apartments because we had to be up early. We're being taken to a 13th century battleground that is near here.
I also just found this photo from earlier, it's the view from my roof