Jing An Hotel
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... in China. And I got a chance to see my Cowboys.
We did not sign up for the optional tour today because we have already been to the places on the itinerary. Instead we decided to go walk on the BUND and head down to Nanjing Street for the day. It is a beautiful sunny day and not too cold. We took our last potty break, bundled up, got the camera and headed out to the streets of Shanghai. After crossing ...
... loueze. So I got to the police station's exit and entry unit and it looked like there was a number system going on but I didn't know where to get a number. I saw a white guy sitting down and, assuming he spoke english, went to ask him if he knew where I could get a number. I don't know what was going on but he knew this asian lady already at a desk and she had three other numbers which he got and gave to me. One of those numbers got called right away, so lucky me went up to ...
... morning there was also a roller blader (going backwards, of course).
After running south along the walkway for a bit, it is time to turn for home -- and revisit all of the craziness in the opposite direction, and typically with even more crowds by this point. It's not that running in Shanghai is physically hard - the biggest "climbs" are the two sets of stairs up to the Bund - but running in Shanghai is certainly an interesting challenge in a lot of other ways! ...
... speak any English. None. Zero! So, if you want to tell them to go somewhere, you have to show them on a sheet of paper. Oh, and what you show them has to be in Chinese Characters!!!! So, luckily, I spent my time in the Admirals club cutting and pasting the Chinese addresses and names of all of our hotels into our iPhones so we could show the taxi drivers.
Before dealing with the taxi though, ...
... alone but free. Chris and Janine are heading back to Chengdu by train to continue their Geriatric Gap Year, Ulrika disappears into China on her own and Nick and Viv decide to catch a bus with us to the city of Wuhan from where we will head to Shanghai.
We spend one night in a pretty cool hostel in Wuhan, then catch another bullet train to Shanghai. The journey is smooth, fast and uneventful, but what we see out the window is awe inspiring. Hundreds, ...