Xinfazhan Guhua Garden Hotel
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... town with hundreds of years history around the shore of the vast Dingshan Lake - the locals call it the Venice of China.Then back into the mad traffic on the expressways, before a scenic cruise on the Huangpu River. Our visit to the Jinmao Tower, the world's 2nd largest building, was abandoned as the tower, less alone the view, was obscured ...
... which is incredible in the muslim restaurant where no-one speaks a word of English!
Anyway, as we were walking to the restaurant the rain was still pouring down (it had been doing so ALL afternoon), and i slipped, face first... at the front gate. It was possibly the funniest, most embarrassing painful fall i've ever experienced, but at least i'm back to my normal clumbsy self! While i was enjoying my vegetable noodles i noticed my whole foot was covered in mud and BLOOD. ...
... 8221; pre-planning skills lured us into a long frigid walk at 7 in the morning, through sketchy eastern European-like alleys to a hostel where we had no reservation, and wanted to rip us off. After a successful team huddle, we decided to say Sayonara and found another place to stay. We dropped our **** off and went walking for a cold, smoggy, 5 hours hitting up Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
The next day was a day we will never ...
We walked around the French Concession area and up and down Huaihai Rd a lot during our visit. Huaihai Rd is a main road full of shopping and traffic. Most of the stores along this street are names that include: Rolex, H&M, ZARA, and Nike. It's unreal how many high end watch stores there are on this road, there has to be at least a dozen. On one of our walks we went into Parksons, a multi-level shopping mall, to do some ...
... of the day.
Then along with Jamie and the government ladies, along came my head of English at that school, Brenda, another English teacher, two random other teachers that don’t even speak English, AND my usual TA for that class! Mental! I mean there’s only just enough room for me and the kids usually (32 7-year-olds in that particular lesson), so the classroom was so full when the audience arrived!! One ...
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