Shanghai Laurel Hotel
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... Afterwards, we went to the park of Yuyan. We had an around 90 min visit there; a typical Chinese park totally worth the visit. Later we had a quick (like 30 min) look at the financial center of Shanghai -> enormous buildings, amazing to see; totally worth a look :) A taxi brought us back to the hotel where we had our luggage stored and drove us later to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (our airport ...
... show my mandarin app has left me a little hesitant to wander this city, reason number one why I'm so excited to learn Chinese! Either way this IS weekend number one without anyone I've known more than a week so it's bound to be strange, but next weekend includes a physical examination for the police, it definitely has the potential to get ...
... greenery was definitely relaxing after 2 months in the generally grey and smoggy Beijing. We passed many different locals harvesting the local bamboo. They mark their bamboo with paint to show who owns what, hack at the bottom with a machete and pull it down. They get around 14 RMB ($2.20 CAD) for every 15 kg of bamboo they sell, so it is hard work.
After completing the trek, with the spectacular view at the end, we ended up going to the area of Mao's summer ...
... because knowing how to do them is outside of my current ability to speak Chinese. Now I know how frustrating it can be to not be able to effectively communicate your wants and needs.
Sorry to start the post off with a chunk of depressing bleh, but I just need to let you know where I'm at right now. It's gotten better over the past few days as I've become more motivated to write. Writing things down really helps to think through them, and that's something that I ...
... rolls of silk as well as ready-made clothes. The items were beautifully made and the fabric patterns were stunning. We spent quite some time browsing through the traditional Chinese jackets and cheong sam dresses. The sizes were all tiny as Chinese girls are far more petite and less busty than British women. :-(
Eventually I found an orange silk chiffon blouse that I liked; it was soft and floaty and had a fine gold thread running through it. ...
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