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Travel Blogs from Shanghai
Getting to Shanghai involved a 17 hour overnight train journey. The train class our tour group was booked into (and the most commonly available on each train) was "hard sleeper" which means triple bunks in a basically open carriage. The triple bunks are in pairs so you're kind of in a group of six people, but there are no doors to the sixer compartments so it's basically all open. And although the ...
... grumpy.The rest of day was spent 'chillaxing' and taking in the last night of busy shanghai.
Low lights of this city
1) Testing my limits: Its been just over two weeks but I almost had a giant melt down (public tears and all) with the bloody heatwave. I missed the comforts of home more then ever... Shower, aircon, fridge filled with food, comfy bed...FACEBOOK (yes I am a loser)
2)The constant and unpleasent noise men, women, teens and ...
... word! It was so busy that the pedestrians couldn't fit onto the pavement and had to walk down the main road. Even the little Chinese men puffing out there chests and blowing hard into little whistles couldn't control the crowds, but it was really funny to watch.
We finally escaped the ridiculous crowds or so we thought until we got to The Bund to take the predictable shots of us with the skyscrapers. The whole area was packed with thousands ...
After I finished writing my last blog, we found out that Mrs. Ge ran into some problems and wouldn't be able to pick Ashley up. She'd either have to wait until Friday to move to school or make her own way there. Since she packed all her stuff up, and since she had only been to school once before, I decided I would help her take her stuff to school to stay at the dorm there.
We walked to my closest gate with all her stuff, and hailed a cab pretty easily. I helped ...
... ourselves and got to know each other a bit before leaving. The boy was from San Francisco and his girlfriend was from Poland. They were so nice, and it was cool to spend the day exploring with them and two other older American teachers (also from Shanghai!)
The Terra Cotta Warriors were incredible. I don't know how much or if Jamie has said anything about them previously, but I will say a little bit. First of all, a farmer and his staff discovered them while digging a ...
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