Jinjiang Magnotel By MetroPolo Shanghai (Tongji University)
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Finally we land at Shanghai airport at around 6:30pm local time, (two hour time difference, we had to wind our watches back). Customs was easily passed and then onto the baggage area where already one of our bags was waiting to be picked up....you beauty!!
Sadly that was it....the other bag did not arrive! We later found out it went to Singapore instead (well of course it did........WTF?!?!?)
After going through the baggage claims ...
... Hello Kitty frames, without lenses. I feel more with the culture now that I have them. You're jealous. It's pretty common to see glasses without frames here. Eventually made our way to Stampede go karts! It was underneath a huge mall in a parking garage. They had just put tires around the cement blocks so I bet it was safe enough. The go karts were incredibly unsafe, with no seat belts, no cover for the engine (Scott burned his elbow) and the top speed hitting about 30 mph. Needless ...
... has clean sheets and the bathroom is better than mine at home but that is about as far as it goes. It is very noisy as there seems to be no insulation between the walls and there is a huge neon light outside my window buzzing which only a neon light can do. But the room looks straight down Nanjing Street, overlooking the Sofitel. They had kept my booking, so was able to use the rest of it as Agoda had already taken it from my account. At least I didn't have to hunt ...
... so so far, It’s been pretty lonely. Although towards the end of the day I finally saw the first foreigners around the lobby of the dormitory and my roommate form Botswana also arrived in the afternoon.
The ROOM however, is so bare I can hardly imagine living in it for a year. It seems like a great effort will be needed just to make it feel like a home, starting by purchasing some toilet paper! The one thing that was already ...
... herbal tea mixtures blended by that particular tea house. It was a beautiful ceremony to watch, and the tea was fabulous, although we found ourselves visiting the bathroom frequently for the rest of the day.
Before lunch, we stopped into a silk shop, and learned about how silk is made from the cocoons of silk worms. We saw a silk comforter being stretched, and also browsed hundreds of products made from pure silk. It was very interesting to learn about ...