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... can achieve, his packed suitcases are works of art and incredible feats of engineering. It was a mess. We've all had our luggage searched before on one trip or another, but it felt different arriving in China where we expected to be watched, searched, and questioned. The culprit left a calling card. It was the TSA in Atlanta. China didn't search our bags...or did they?
We finally made our way through customs and exited security. ...
... 160;12hrs. We headed towards the Bund and took in the sights of the famous skyline over the river. Junk boats and ferries littered the river with the backdrop of skyscrapers. We got a ferry over to the 'business' side of the river. This was just like the China that gets promoted to us in England and we really enjoyed walking around feeling very small. In the centre there is a raised pedestrian walkway with brilliant views of all the major buildings. This was ...
... find Shangri La, it is here. The hotel even provides a copy of the book "Lost Horizon", by James Hilton, (c.1933) about Shangri La.
Monday we head to the TCM factory in Kunshan, an hour and a half from Shanghai. We'll be back in Shanghai Tuesday night.
Weather is cooler and drier...no humidity, and 14C (57F)....not so many curls for Vernie. The sun has finally appeared....our first sunshine in China.
... much to say; I was scheduled to be filmed for Grade Three Class One at Gubei Primary, and for Grade Three Class Five at Tianshan 2 Primary. Fortunately (as far as I'm concerned :o) ) the program manager was covering classes for some other teacher and so could not come along, which meant that it was just the lovely Ada who came to film. I'm very happy to say that my students were delightful as always, not to mention impeccably behaved (not as always!), to ...
... what they look like.
This past week I had to work Monday through Saturday. School was open on Saturday due to the kids having a holiday break this week. I'm not exactly sure of the logic, but I guess the Chinese government wants the kids to make up at least one day they will be missing during their break. The Chinese teachers let the kids play outside for most of the day, so I just played games with the kids for most of my English classes. A lot of them weren't in class ...
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