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Well this was an exciting way to see in the new year. It was certainly unforgettable.
It took us an hour and three quarters to get to the Bund. As you can imagine in a city this size, the crowd was pretty big. We walked through the Nanjing Road pedestrian mall to get there - covering a distance of around 1.2 km. Each side of the mall had about 20 people across. We walked en masse and the crowd ...
... lights up in an explosion of neon and animation, more over the top than New York City’s Time Square. There are many tourists here, though most are Chinese, and the fact that we are American is something that is apparently blatantly obvious. On several occasions, people have asked us to pose with them for pictures, though today, one elderly man omitted me entirely, and just wanted his picture with Brianne. People love to talk and try ...
... with tons of grandparents (none as the little emperor/ess effect, there is now a very spoiled generation in China with up to 6 doting grandparents due to the one child policy) and people doing their tai chi and other various exercises in the park. I’m sure the watching the routines of a park in China would eventually get boring, but to me was a fascinating way to make the time pass.
We returned the strange bike, and went for lunch at Element Fresh in ...
... it before hand.
We did get the afternoon off on Wednesday after said medical check, where we went to our food street, and found the coolest outdoor market. We spent an hour or two checking out all the wares and taking pictures. Among the things to purchase for your buying pleasure...
-A bag of toads
-Live fish (assorted specimen)
-Live duck and chickens (which we quickly walked by without looking)
-Assortment of eggs
... with Chongqing) and maybe the world. Because it was so important in the 19/20th C Shanghai had the first car, first train and first sewers in China.
Nowadays Shanghai is governed in a dual system of Communist party (the Communist Party of China Shanghai Municipal Committee Secretary) and Mayor (lesser rank). It is widely accepted that political power in Shanghai is an essential stepping stone to high office and almost all Shanghai party chiefs have ...
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