Minya Hotel Pudong Shanghai
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... shaped town with hundreds of years history around the shore of the vast Dingshan Lake - the locals call it the Venice of China.Then back into the mad traffic on the expressways, before a scenic cruise on the Huangpu River. Our visit to the Jinmao Tower, the world's 2nd largest building, was abandoned as the tower, less alone the view, ...
... are instantly distinguishable from tanned locals.
The weather is humid and stable - late August nights would barely knock the 30* down a few degrees (thus air conditioners and running white noses). Although it is not as warm anymore, the weather seems to be rather strictly consistent - what you see in the morning is what you'll have throughout the day, apart from occasional splashing and pouring rain that comes and goes without any warning.
... square in the center of campus, where he played with a flock of CHINESE ONLY CHILDREN - all "onlies" and watched by their grandparents, with few actual mothers and fathers in sight. I did meet one mom, my age, who spoke decent English. Fascinating, and more on that later.
We are finally and desperately learning Mandarin, some basics anyhow, and Sweet Pea picked up "hello" (pronounced NEE-how) and "thank you" (kinda like ...
... of the street. It was only as we got back to our 5m2 dorm room that we really enjoyed the feeling of spaciousness again.
On our way home we tried to book tickets to go the Shandong but the train tickets weren't available until 3 days before departure and the flight tickets had become insanely expensive. So in order to travel during a holiday period in china, one really has to know what one wants. Plane? Book well in advance. Train? Go stand in some never ending ...
... isn't anything inherently wrong there, but then somebody said something that changed that. As we were walking down to the store, one of the members of our group said, "Finally, the reason why we all came."...Wait, seriously?
I'm glad the people who gave us the presentation and the tours didn't here this offhand comment, because I would have been extremely embarrassed if they did. I mean, how rude and ungrateful can you be? If the reason you came to China for a semester ...