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Our first cooked meal at home was ramen. It was pretty good, just like the ramen we eat at home. This stuff came with three packets though, the usual flavoring, then liquid flavoring, and parsley looking things. Scott used the liquid flavoring on his bowl but I passed, he said it tasted fine. We'll see.
I then made a concoction that I had tried back in the states that I found on Pinterest (which I still have there, thankfully!). It involved olive oil ...
We gave ourselves a recovery day before getting down to our main purpose for the Shanghai trip. All, when we got up , was astonishingly very quiet in the streets below. It seems the day's business does not really begin until 10:00 am since businesses and restaurants and stores are open until 10:00pm or later. Breakfast had a smorgasbord offering typical breakfasts from around the world, as in Le Meridien in ...
... condiments … we both looked
at each other thinking 'Do you put this in your tea?!’ I guess it wouldn’t have
been so bad if it hadn’t just cost us $40…….lesson learnt. The tourist bit of
the old town was a great introduction into the lifestyles of locals, however,
like much of Shanghai,
it was heavily influenced by the tourism industry, with Starbucks, McDonald’s
and KFC literally next door ...
... people exercising together in a public square, a group of neighbores dancing every evening on the square around the corner fron the place we were staying, no violance, no drunks, no drug addicts, busy local shops, workshops etc. The economy seem to be booming. And all this under the red banner of comunism when the order of the western, capitalist world is falling apart. Is it an ultimate proof of superiority of comunism above capitalism? For me a person from ...
... for a "security briefing." We were all unsure about what would actually be covered in this meeting. We arrived at the Consulate which is located in something that resembles a shopping mall.
We heard from a few different officers who work in in the Shanghai office about their constituents, general security, and the services that are provided. I was surprised to hear that there are around 35,000 US citizens living in their section of China. Much of what they had to say was ...