Vienna International Hotel (Shanghai Lujiazui)
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... and washing machine.
Dinner? Asked reception where to to go for supermarket. Got lost briefly but shop assistants willingly pointed out our errors and soon we were buying Anchor milk, Mainland cheese, and Heinz baked beans. A break from the Asian flavours of the last few weeks.
Next day we were recommended a tourist trail in the city. Armed with 3 day metro pass (a protection for wrong decisions!) we set off to find the famous "Walking Street".We got off too ...
... responsible. Sounds too familiar. I started screaming for someone to call for help (Shelley translated), and the man's friend held the wounded as his head bled, and we waited. Some folks did call eventually. I just knew that it would take hours for an ambulance to arrive due to the traffic, but help was there in about ten minutes. We don't know if he was having a seizure and then he fell or if the fall caused the seizures. We have prayed for this man and ...
... Tchau em Chines)
Elis e Ryall
Nihao!!! (we have managed to learn at least that in Chinese)
We hope everyone is well. Sorry that we didn't post yesterday. We had quite a stressful day in terms of buying train tickets. We has prepared ourselves for a bit of difficulty organising tickets here in China but we never imagined it would be quite so hardcore!!! To make a long story short we have had to cut a couple of cities out of ...
... is 谢谢 (xie xie), but unlike the English who are fond of repeating it Turrets Syndrome fashion, the Chinese savor it for when they genuinely mean it. Yes, if you help someone with there bags, you will get a xie xie, as you will if you give someone directions in the street. But as for boy in the supermarket who scans your shopping, he is denied, as is the taxi driver that takes you home. In fact, these people often don't even get a smile, which to English ...
... of hysteria hit. I was sitting at a table doing a little people watching and chatting with some other foreign trainers. I glanced out the window and happened to spot a Chinese man with chin length hair....on a Vespa...with his hands in oven mitts...sitting as stoic as a statue...in his blue pajamas. He breezed right by us in about 3 seconds but that was all I needed. Fifteen minutes later I almost had the laughing under control.
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