Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao
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Today we were in Shanghai, which I believe is quite far north of China. It was literally freezing and I had 3 layers on most of the day, however it was a gloriously sunny day (apparently rare for Shanghai) so we made the most of it! Firstly we took a journey into the city centre via the shuttle bus. It was fascinating looking outside and everyone and everything was Chinese. One huge China town. Nothing much was in English, apart from the odd word. ...
... and foreigners, he would teach us a few simple moves, but for me, they were terrifyingly difficult and incredibly strange. He taught the boys their movements separate to the girls so we had an opportunity to see what characters the boys could play. Then it was our turn, he taught us a few moves, one that I just couldn't grasp the hand movement one bit! Then, this crazy one that included us walking round in ...
... has drastically altered the skyline so quickly. 20 years of growth would leave almost no stone unchanged.
A group of us went to the Bund (the main river) and explored a bit, with me looking for a towel- which I had left in my bag in Beijing (very silly of me). We were unsuccessful (the department stores were too big, and the english was too poor) but it was enjoyable. In the afternoon, we had some traditional shanghai dumplings and went to the propaganda museum, ...
... and have succeeded in those classes, so I have faith that I can pull through and take this one down as well.
Now that I've become more comfortable with my schedule, I think it's time to get out there and start going on adventures again. Back in Beijing, I was going out and exploring almost every day but I've become a bit stagnant over the past month in Shanghai. If I don't start having more adventures, I won't have anything to write about after a while. However, that ...
... long show featuring the most fantastic acrobatic and gymnastic display, contortionists, high jumpers and ending with a the "ball of death", where a massive mesh ball was wheeled out onto the stage, into which a dare-devil motorcyclist drove before riding round and round inside the ball. Then another motorcyclist joined him, then another and another, until there were a total of FIVE motorbikes whizzing around inside this huge ball. Some went ...
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