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Heading away from the river with same map in hand that let us down yesterday, we set off in search of several areas of interest we could see marked on the map. This took us into older areas with many streets either not on the map or not named on the map. Yet again we managed to make many a wrong turn causing us to come across all sorts of treasures we wouldn't have otherwise come across. Although not the teahouse we were looking for we had coffee and cake in Gucheng ...
... with lights. On the Bund side of the river, the old-worldly buildings were more moderately decorated - but still created a blaze of fiery beauty. Even the sky itself was adorned with sparkling neon kites! I've never seen anything like it, and it was at once bath taking, impressive and sickening for its gaudiness. But again, this is China telling the world it can do something bigger, brother and better than anywhere else. Las Vegas, New Years Eve - both become shadows ...
Our trip to Thailand started with a bang! Our flight was delayed from Harbin, so we nearly missed our transfer in the Shanghai Pudong airport. The following is a "list poem" (a way to teach parts of speech in an English class...nouns and pronouns are in bold, verbs are in italics) detailing our mad dash to escape China and make it to the island ...
... one of the bus drivers offered to drive the 5 of us home everyday from school. It's only 150 rmb for each of us for the whole month, which is way cheaper than what we have been paying. He drops me off right in front of my apartment, and he often takes ways through my complex I had no idea existed, so it's fun.
One of my favorite shirts with Chinese English was spotted a few days ago near the bouza shop. "Depression makes me stupid" in sequins on a 60 year old woman ...
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