Travel Blogs from Shanghai
... nice, we usually just talk for a while before or after their workbooks, they're pleasant and smart kids. They've also been to America a few times so we talk about that a lot as well. When I got home we met up with three of my coworkers to head to Hong Mei. On the main road near there is a large road sign that reads "Laowai Street" and laowai stands for foreigner. I thought it was so silly, I had never noticed it before and it was just so blatant. We found a restaurant that ...
... to make up for it -- including us)
western toilets in public places
safe food (we know that is questionable even in the US)
going to the movies
decent wheat bread
the garbage disposal
... cycle/span is 60 days. The single spin of a silk worm generates the necessary silk fiber for scarves and blouses. The single spin of two silk worms generates the necessary silk fiber for blankets. She shows us the machine that harvests the silk. Then she shows us how the fiber of two silk worms is processed to make the layers and layers of silk necessary to make blankets. Then she begins the sale pitch. We feel like we’re watching one of ...
... my spirit.
We started to walk around the Old Jewish Quarter but the wind and rain was just too much. We pass on the Huoshan Park with a memorial and several key buildings that can only be seen on the outside. We consider ourselves fortunate that the Museum was open today given the typhoon, so we are thankful for what we have seen. Aid called our driver who picked us up and we went to our next stop in the ...
... best part of the Bund is the view of Pudong, the ultra-modern part of Shanghai that is home to the Financial District and many large skyscrapers. I saw a group of soldiers out on parade. Maybe they were new recruits or perhaps college students in an ROTC-type program.
I then took the metro across the river into the heart of Pudong, where I found Century Park. It is a huge place, on par ...