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... recession perhaps have been subsumed by just being Shanghai, a city that survives and will grow whatever happens elsewhere.
The evening was spent going out via the very efficient and clean Shanghai subway system. The municipal "Octopus" card which covers all bus, train , tram and taxis also covers the subway so making life easier . The show we went to was the performance by young Chinese acrobats. This troupe who ...
So, yesterday, we hopped back on to line 10 and headed to the East Nanjing road stop. We encountered a minor problem while buying our subway tickets though. After you purchase tickets from the automatic vendors, you're supposed to swipe your ticket over a scanner at the turnstile that has a little microchip in it that says whether or not there is the correct amount of money on the ticket to let you through. Lindsey swiped hers without a problem and walked through. I swiped mine and a red ...
... the taxi drivers here. I had a bad feeling about this taxi driver from the get go but due to the long plane ride and the fact that we had no idea where we were going or to avoid the red cabs this taxi driver successfully managed to rip us off a good 50RMB… I was so annoyed but Ken said that one of The Must Do’s in China was to get ripped off, so I guess that gets a great big fat TICK! In reality it was only $9 but it was ...
... We worshiped, sung praise songs, danced, prayed, and had sermonettes. It wasn’t like a normal Sunday service, at the church, where people seem rigid and almost like they are signing out of tradition. People loosened up and those at the service seemed like dedicated worshippers, those who truly wanted to praise God for 2011 and the coming 2012 came out. I couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate the New Year!
So all in all the even ...
... roommate on Saturday when he returns from vacation. The room is pretty nice. About as big as high school and bigger than the fraternity house. It has a balcony and a bathroom so I have no complaints. Then instructors in charge of the program are great and extremely well educated in specifically dealing with students in new cultures so it has been great. ...
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