Shanghai Laurel Hotel
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M'hauria agradat fer més d’un escrit de la nostra estada a Shanghai, però m’ha estat més fàcil fer-ne un "paquet", tot i que penso que serà massa llarg, però és que anem molt amb retràs: de fet, escrivim això des de Kyoto!
Shanghai té 23 milions d’habitants i des que vam arribar que estem al-lucinats de la modernitat d’aquesta ciutat. No és un lloc per venir a contemplar temples ni per admirar la ...
... to the escalator and punches James in the arm. We exit the market shaken. We make it to the park in front of the radisson where there is a sculpture exhibition and we gather our thoughts under the shade of a tree.
Reliving what happened in our heads we stroll back towards the hotel. With no bag, James treats me to a lovely new swatch watch for all the planning I have done for the trip, saying how smoothly it has all been going and ...
... a stone bridge that connected the two parts of the town. We passed lots of food stalls with unusual foods, saw hairy crabs and other delicacies. We took pics, went on a short boat trip under the bridge and walked around the town. John and I each had our grandparent names (Bebe and Pops) printed in decorative Chinese that will end up somewhere on one of our walls. I took a picture ...
... down indicates sky to earth and “I’m in charge.” The lotus under his feet indicates the root in mud and the blossom pure. David explains any person can be a Buddha—what is required is practice and enlightenment. Next, David shows us the Happy Buddha, a 30’x 15’ carved Buddha with a beer belly and long ear lobes. The beer belly can hold trouble—“I laugh at the world” and the long ear ...
... by to see him. When we got there, there was a
live band playing and the man himself was very happily surprised to see us. It’s
my third week here and I’m starting to miss a good glass of wine a fair deal
but it costs as much as gold in this place so we settled for a bottle (not
champagne) bubbles instead. We were offered some Carlsberg while the bottle was
put on ice. We had a very enjoyable evening there before heading home for a