Howard Johnson Huaihai Hotel
Travel Blogs from Shanghai
... is moved around until the suction breaks. This is then repeated several times. All those awful toxins are drawn out!
Then, more lotions, and oils are applied and we are given a more superficial massage to finish off. All the while our tea and fruit is frequently replenished.
The whole session was over an hour, and how much did this pampering cost? A whopping $18.00! Oh and there is no tipping here for massage services. I would have ...
... to the Pudong area of Shanghai. As a back up option, we headed to the Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum. Rich really liked the deer chair.
Our respite from the rain was at McDonalds (our first in nearly three weeks) in search of iced tea. The "bing cha" or iced tea doesn't seem to exist in China and I settled for hot tea. We did find an unusual powder (reportedly seaweed) that they shake on their very familiar McDonald's fries. It was salty, green and ...
... the same distance in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai last year, the tallest building in the world. We looked over another sky scraper under construction which we were told will be higher than the Burj, but I see in today’s paper the tallest will be the 1,000 metre Kingdom tower in Jeddah when completed in 2018.
It seems cities love competing for the best, highest and fastest so the next ride was in the ...
We were immediately struck with how different Shanghai is compared to Beijing. It has a European touch due to past colonialism and is definitely the economic capital of China, with huge skyscrapers and lot more expats. We had one day on our own before we joined a tour and we were so happy to find a local Shanghai bun stall. The man behind the counter was so cute and had towers of wooden baskets ...
... or they might not send a repairman for a week. If you ask someone what his hobbies are in a job interview be specific or be prepared to hear a version of "You are My Sunshine" (true story, ask Ronan).
Work is going really well for Ronan. By “well” I mean he is up to his neck with meetings, interviews, building designs, late night conference calls to Michigan and management issues. But sure he thrives on these challenges. He was sent ...
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