Hai Yan Hotel
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... home. Sore legs, feet, backs, shoulders, hips, back and most other body parts forced us into a cab. Good thing, too, as we were about 5 kms from home. Yes, we're not 20 year old backpackers any more, more like wrinklies with bad hips and sore feet.
We actually had a cracking day out and have laughed about all the mishaps. Looking forward to a decent feed in London tomorrow as we've heard about the excellent British ...
Today started pretty similair to yesterday and I was out the hostel pretty early. I was headed for a place that I heard about yesterday. A jewish museum in Shanghai I had no clue what to expect!! (Pic 1)
This was a fascinating piece of Shanghai History which is not widely publicised before the war when Jews were beginning to face persecution in Germany and the terrible events of Kristal Nicht many jews applied for immigration to major world ...
... government sponsored activities but something the folks organise themselves.
In one corner of the park there will be one group doing tai chi in another part there might be movement to music, another area will have people doing something a little more strenuous and then there will be the people who choose to go it alone for whatever reason.
There's the guy who spends about 40 minutes walking backwards swinging his arms vigorously by his side or the man who chooses to ...
... stopped several times while walking a red light that I didn't realize was there. Was surprised by how tall the Shanghainese were after getting used to the local height in Japan. Got dinner at a small local restaurant which surprised me but got me used to tableware wrapped up in plastic labeled "sanitized for your protection" which would accompany me throughout my international trip. Ordered some kind of hot and ...
... a spicy dish with prawns; rice; and this delicious spiced lumpy mashed potatoey stuff that I’m not too keen on sharing! I don’t know what they put in it nor how they do it (and often it’s best not to know! :D) but man that stuff’s good! Meal was very good until near the end when I didn’t managed to shake all the Szechuan pepper off my lotus slice and ended up chewing on a piece of it by accident – the food did not taste quite so good once ...
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