Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao
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... the turning point but some day he started to come to me for suggestions, support and to discuss with me the project. This was for me a 180° turnaround of the situation. He was the best example of the cultural difference that you have to get to know a Chinese better before you get his respect and friendship. I see that as one of my personal achievements.
And this person came to me today to say goodbye. A lot of colleagues did not come to my desk to say farewell but he did and ...
Today I had my physical examination for my visa. This was an interesting experience. First you have to undress your upper body part and put on a kind of Chinese west and some plastic overshoes. Then you get into a corridor with about 8 rooms all with different kind of docs and examinations. In general I had to do all the examination I already did in the Netherlands again e.g. blood ...
... gardens, a gorgeous skyline called "The Bund", and an opportunity to taste Chinese with very little assistance. It is a major global city hosting a very large international trading center, which daily welcomes foreigners to its streets.
The size of the celebration did prove to create a variety of problems - - namely traffic congestion. News reports indicated massive traffic delays ...
... that everything he did, we got so excited for. We were so happy that the idea of flying a kite like we intended was now a distant memory because "We just bought a rabbit." I thought that maybe our rabbit could be tri-lingual. Teach him English, a little Mandarin, and Andrea knows Spanish. Why not...the kids here can learn 2-4 languages and in my class they are 2 years old...so why can't a rabbit. The name for a rabbit in Chinese is said shou-too-tzi. So we would hear ...
When I arrived at my floor, I was amazed with the view of the city, and even more amazed that I was only a third of the way up the tower! While I was taking my own pictures, I was soon asked by some other Chinese tourists to take photos with them. This happened several times throughout my stay in the tower. I decided, since it would be my last day in China for the summer, to be a good sport and take photos with whomever asked. All told, ...
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