Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao
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- Minbar in room
- Indoor pool
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... man but could not be seen herself. These were wealthy people's gardens. The most famous and most interesting is the Humble Administrator's Garden. This is in the city of Suzhou about 2hrs. out of Shanghai. The story goes that he was a government official about 700 years ago. Most of the wealthy were apparently government officials. The humble administrator was some what corrupt and the Emperor and staff began to wonder how ,in this far off province, he ...
... giving a shampoo and scalp massage and then the ear cleaning which I am sure includes scraping the ear drum. A neck, shoulder and upper back massage then the cut. The assistant then gives way to the cutter. I am sure he cuts each hair individually as it took about an hour and the attention to detail in getting the hair balanced and with just the right amount of swirl was intense. You can see by the photo I almost ended up with he ...
... CICA conference in town over the next few days, the UN President is here as is Dobby the House elf (Putin) and other Asian presidents, prime ministers and their associated entourages. This means that some parts of town are cordoned off and even the locals are annoyed. Also various attractions around town are shut at times over next few days, possibly so that presidents' partners can go sight seeing with their security details. So we ...
To some people it would probably be a no-brain-er: a quick flight from China to Japan, or a slow, probably more expensive, 2-night ferry...we chose the latter (perhaps for this reason it became almost immediately apparent that we were the only Westerners on-board!) and thankfully we did, as I bet the flight would be pretty forgettable, whereas we will never forget our ferry ride to Japan.
As we left Shanghai we stood out on deck, ...
... from here we made our way by bus to the West Lake. This lake was formed by sand washing up and cutting off the sea, thereby creating a lake. It's not a deep lake, being only about 2 metres deep, but it has about an 80 cm silt base that has to be regularly dredged. What they do with the dredged sand is build man made islands out in the lake, or causeways. We took a boat ride across the lake in a bit of an interesting boat. It was basically a glassed in enclosure with some sort ...