July Plaza International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Shanghai
... line 7. My point is that I made 14 stops and a line change in less than an hour. Not too bad. Plus I was out in the Sticks of Shanghai. Nice to know that downtown can be reached in only an hour from this place where I may be moving to.
I could tell when I left the station on my arrival how the country air was different than where I live. Central Shanghai, with all it’s trucks, buses, and countless other ...
Imagine walking into a cafeteria where no one speaks English, the menu is not in English and having to order yourself something to eat. Well, that's largely been the experience since we've been at Shanghai Finance University. Pretty much everything comes with rice unless you tell them to hold the rice. There's always a wide variety of vegetables ...
... and we get to see the student dorms prior to the library, computer lab, and gym. There's an exercise room, but I gather access can be an issue with Sherry being the keeper of the keys, again issues all so familiar.
We visit with Pat, receive silk gifts from him (later learn from the school cache), taxi notes from Linda, and then Linda takes us out to a taxi with her directions to him to take us to the subway station. We board after getting change that will fit ...
I arrive in the evening and use the very efficient Metro to get to my hotel. The Hotel SSAW is within a hundred yards of the station and as it turns out is quite centrally located. The room is large and impressive, walk in shower, separate lounge area, view over the city and for only £45 a night.
It's about 7pm in the evening, I dump the bags and literally head off to do some sight seeing. No LP, or map of the city, just got out and walked.
I head right ...
... it while everybody stared at us and walked by to get into the line to have their picture taken.
Speaking of getting your picture taken... a woman in the observation deck kept aiming her camera at us, then putting her camera down when we looked directly at her. She was doing one of those things where you want a picture of someone or something, but don't want them to know you are taking the picture. Anyway, finally ...
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