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... first time we reported this, but since then only apologies and a promise it will be taken care of. The brown water is very off-putting. All in all, it is looking less and less likely we will travel with HAL again. This, despite our exalted Four Star Mariner status. We’ll miss the free laundry service, but it appears to be time to move on to a company that takes better care of its customers, especially the long-time ones. Suggestions, anyone?
We are in the 2nd of ...
... can play games, get their shoes shined, or get a shellac manicure...all completely free. We did not have to wait as we had a private room for dad, Maggie Song, Wendy Song and myself. While I don't know the actual name of the restaurant, the type of food is known as "hot pot." I would say it is a combination of Mongolian barbecue and the melting pot (not the cheese course but the part where you cook the meat in seasoned broth yourself.) The ...
... about possibly being stinky!
I got to school, put on my hat and beard and went to stand at the gate for the greeting. Christmas Eve I had worn the full Santa suit but I had felt a bit cold, and I wasn’t feeling it anyway! When I stood at the gate though, one of the teachers brought me a Santa jacket to wear, which was actually a lot nicer than the one I had! Then the headmaster came out and took a few pictures of me with a couple of kids and of me by myself, as ...
... Jews. The citizens of Shanghai reached out and accepted these people as one large community. The story gets even more amazing because then the Japanese came in and took over the city and built walls around the Jewish ghetto. But the people were safe in the ghetto and after several years they left Shanghai and went to Israel or the US.
I had heard a piece of this story many, many years ago from one of Eric’s kindergarten classmate’s ...
... make in Shanghai (I’m a shameless eavesdropper!).
I continued walking around the magnificent buildings (the Bund was completely restored in 2010 after yet another typhoon flood. A great levee was built , topped with a wide walkway. Around the streets and parks of the Bund, a fashion photographer was setting up shoots with gorgeous young things dressed in designer bridal wear…the models sitting ...
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