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Travel Blogs from Shanghai
... to selling handheld fans! I bought some Chairman Mao pins for 10 Yuan. But we didn't stick around for lunch, because we thought it might be a bit of a ripoff.
Instead we caught the bus to the People's Park, which is a park on the other side of the People's Square. They have there of all things a Starbucks, so we went in for a coffee because it was supposed to have a good view over the gardens. Sadly it didn't live up to expectation, and was weird to order at Starbucks ...
... Our next stop was the Xi'an Art Museum where we saw ancient art, mainly neolithic. It was interesting to compare this art to the art from other areas. It seems that Chinese art was very innovative and ahead of European art for a while, but then it seemed to stagnate, and eventually, some of the artifacts resembled Greek pottery. This museum also contained more information about the terracotta warriors, so we were able to see some photos of the ...
... shows. I am currently starting to watch LOST. So, during my free time I have been watching a little bit of that. Earlier this Month, Ashley's boyfriends came to Shanghai to visit for a couple of Months and his name is Scott. Lindsey's boyfriend Scott, who has been here since the beginning, made a trip back to America, but will hopefully be back soon! Last weekend we went out for a bit to enjoy a night out on the town and checked out a place called ...
... in Shanghai but it just wasn't for us. We think it would be amazing if you had 10 suitcases to fill with clothing and shoes but as backpackers this activity is out the window. It also seems to be geared towards Chinese tourists rather than Western travellers (fair enough). Many of the Western tourists looked frazzled and confused. Admittedly probably needed to look in the mirror as by this stage I'm sure we weren't looking any different mostly due to frizzy ...
... some soy sauce on it. We both thought it tasted well and we will continue to experiment with it (seeing as we have a 30 lb bag of rice sitting in our pantry). For any of you planning to visit, prepare yourself for some Lindsey and Scott homemade Chinese cuisine!
I included a few videos with my pictures because I was informed some people were a big fan of our apartment tour video and it made you feel like you were here with us. We'll do our best to make lots more! Hope you enjoy.
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