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Finally a sleep-in! Not really much of one because Mitch's body clock seems to be set pre 7am despite the absence of the wake up call of the previous mornings. I had slept in between Mitch and Charley last night which is never that great, so we got day slowly getting to the buffet breakfast just before it ended at 10am. After breakfast we packed and moved to the Peace Hotel - right in the middle of the best section of the Bund. The Hotel has been ...
... view I heard repeated on my trip. They are right. Too often it seems to me we see the world as it was or as we would like it to be, not as it is. Still there is hope, on my plane on the way back there was a large group from a British state school. A far cry from the days in the 1960's when my Father would lead school trips to what was then the exciting destination of France.
I sped away from Shanghai on the Maglev train at 431km/h. This got me from the centre to ...
... to go to this place called the French Concession and it was SO MUCH FUN! Let me tell you why. First, it's BEAUTIFUL there. I'm so sad I forgot my camera that night because it was probably my favorite place we have been to so far. There was just something so calm and refreshing about it. The streets and sidewalks near where we live are just crowded and every step is hazardous because the stones are so uneven and there's gross, questionable "material" on ...
... to 2pm, but in our condition we decide we'll probably need a rest in the afternoon, so arrange to pay an extra 260 yuan ($43) for a 6pm check-out. Breakfast next door again (can't resist their wonderful French pastries), then down to get the metro to Yuyuan Garden and Shanghai Old Street. When we get off we realise we're at Tourist Central - many more tourists than we'd seen anywhere else. The majority of them were Chinese. The whole area ...
... a small swamp, heard the music of a lonesome sax player, and climbed the stone stairway hidden in the park’s forested interior. We returned to the dorms soaked but relieved to have gotten at least an hour of walking about it. We then all conjugated in Shakha and Jenn’s room for a marathon of my planet earth DVD set. I found it very assuming, as did the rest of the group it seemed. It wasn’t until a few hours later that we went out again, ...
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