Hong Lou Hotel
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I haven't seen the chair of my dissertation, mentor and friend, Cynthia Franklin in more than 12 years and we happened upon each other in China of all places. She was travelling through the country conducting trainings. We were lucky enough to meet up in the beautiful Hangzhou - a short train ride from Shanghai. The lotuses were in bloom so we were treated to a feast for the eyes and soul. It was a beautiful day and so wonderful to catch up with an old friend and ...
... Sunday. It is a train without tracks, that hovers over magnets at speeds reaching 500 km/hour. It was the first of its kind in the world, but we think there may be one in Japan. So that was badass. Now we're back at the Shanghai airport. We were too early to check our luggage. We said goodbye to the whole family, all of whom had earlier flights and spent 2 hours outside of security shlepping it. Now we are comfortably seated in a lounge with ...
... lovely, she told us she was 57, and her son is an English teacher. Her English didn't stretch to anything more than 'very goode' but she was fun! We watched them starting to prepare the food for the evening and then ordered spicy cauliflower, prawns and spicy mushrooms. It was all delicious. Then we watched stalls being wheeled down the street ...
... that were merely for appearance (reminds me of the pool at the Lily Hotel.) When Dan asked for a Jameson's the bartender looked at the bottle and apologized that he didn't have any. The bar had an appealing set up with different colored bottles lit up but who knows how many were filled with real liquor. Even more amusing was the Star Wars commemorative plate hanging on the wall instead of the usual fake World Cup trophies bars here like to display. We then walked ...
What a little stunner. This city was not on our radar but we are so pleased that we came. Our hotel is right by the lake and a large area of parkland. Dad and I decided to wander around the park a little after our breakfast. The place was both vibrant and relaxing. Locals were out and about for their morning stroll. We watched a woman dancing gracefully, purely for the joy of it. It was a great way to start ...