Travel Blogs from Shanghai
... more spicy blends, it was recommended that you pour it with the teapot spout further away from the cup than if you were to pour a lighter loose-leaf tea.
The tea ceremony was a lovely way to relax after the long overnight train that drains you even a few days after, and was educational at the same time. Be careful that you go to an authentic tea house that is recommended by your tour company. At the end of the ceremony you can ...
... 17, 17, 17); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">End date: 14/10/13
What was great: Food, Less smog, Gardens and Temples, The bund
What was not great: ...
We arrived at our hostel at around 2am and during the taxi ride there, had another observation on Chinese culture - taxi drivers do not know their way around their cities. Ours had to ask 2 people where the hostel was and eventually we were dropped off at the end of a road and pointed down the road- ekkk!! Luckily the distinctive coloured hostel was easy to see and only a 30 second walk.
Our first stop the next morning was to the Shanghai Financial Centre - the ...
... teacher last year, so I wasn't impressed with that!! Naturally, I have double standards on this issue, and would be perfectly ok with them asking their NEXT foreign teacher 'Where's Amanda?' after eight months of knowing them...! ;)
This Thursday Jo came over to my house for tea for a change; I made her vegetable and dumpling soup (which she said was the best soup she'd had in China!!), followed by a strawberry and mango yoghurt ...
... room the other because it apparently has the best views in town. The rooftop bar was actually nice. More due to the view and less due to the mouldy couches and general shabbiness. One of the first characters we met was Monkey Jane herself. We quickly realised she was one crazy monkey. She holds beer pong contests, has fifteen different drink specials depending of the time of day and generally just encourages her patrons to get completely and ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services