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Shanghai was a really interesting city. My classmates and I were all surprised that English wasn't necessary when we visited this city. Unfortunately, we all wanted to be able to apply our language skills and use them in a city we weren't familiar with. However, everyone we met in shops and restaurants were overly zealous about using their English language skills too.
We weren't here long, but we stayed at an amazing hotel with everything you could possibly want ...
... for her and her sisters. Apparently her mother used to ask for an item of clothing from each of her children on Easter Saturday, and while the children were in bed, she would fashion each one into a ring, hide it somewhere and put goodies in it. I did the same for her too.
Jo got me a lovely green scarf, a book and some stickers, I got her a bunch of flowers and a Maltesers egg; I can't remember what she got for Bri, but I just got her a couple of Malteser ...
... of fish that you could choose from. There were normal fish, goldfish and even turtles! There were hundreds of other plastic foods on display and we were having troubles choosing. The next thing we knew, we were being shepherded around and were pointe towards some prawns and a wonton soup. She then pointed to her watch and the circus (we think trying to tell us that they would be the quickest things to cook). We were then shoved into an elevator and taken upstairs. We walked into ...
... their anthems I think. It was funny to see the people in front of us all jump up at the same time when the fist melodies came on. After it ended, we had to walk about 4 blocks to find a cab that would take us all the way home and would actually use the meter, not just a "said price". But it didn't end up costing us as much as we thought, which is a nice surprise.
On Saturday, Scott, Al and I went downtown to do some shopping and for Scott and I to take our Christmas ...
... off in fine style on Mission 1 - to find Anne's hat and glove shop. Locating Fan Bang Dong Lu in Old Shanghai was not quite as easy as we thought. Poor Anne had given us the right instructions. They were just back to front so we ended up walking for some kilometers before we realised we were going in the exact opposite direction!
We love Chinese people. Even though we had language difficulties (shamefully we speak no Mandarin except for simple words ...