The Panorama Hotel On the Bund Shanghai
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... of withdraws to three per day. After months of planning with our tour guides, I calculated we needed about 10,000 RMB for our train tickets, tour guides, entrance fees to sites, food, and walking around money. It sounds like we are big spenders, but with the exchange rate we will be spending on average about $110 a day for all three of us. With a ridiculous stack of bills stashed in several pockets and wallets, we left the ATM, which was in a booth with a ...
Well we British thought we hold tea in high regard. Our love of a good cuppa pales in comparison to this Chinese Tea ceremony. So I was led into this beautifully decorated room its walls were adorned in the silk "garments of the emperor". Sadly we were not allowed to take pictures as a mark of respect so pack your imagination and I will try recreate this.
The room was about 12x12 with a table in the centre with a wide selection of ...
... in my life time and never has anybody ever said to me " gee I could have really used a flattened pigs face" Never before have I thought " I've been invited to what's his names house, best I take a squashed pigs face with me" or perhaps " I'm sorry to hear the bad news I hope this flattened pigs face will help cheer you up" . I seriously cant imagine an occasion when you would need one but all the same I am very curious to know how much you would pay for one.
Then there is the ...
... were incredible!
And, wonder of wonders! They were selling lanterns at the park and I got to send off my first Chinese lantern! From what I gather, this is traditionally reserved for the spring festival but, they saw a foreigner and thought "Woo! We've got this sale in the bag." Why yes, yes young lantern entrepreneur, you certainly do. If you recall, I mentioned this lantern hullabaloo in my very first blog post so it's something I've been waiting ...
... what they look like.
This past week I had to work Monday through Saturday. School was open on Saturday due to the kids having a holiday break this week. I'm not exactly sure of the logic, but I guess the Chinese government wants the kids to make up at least one day they will be missing during their break. The Chinese teachers let the kids play outside for most of the day, so I just played games with the kids for most of my English classes. A lot of them weren't in class ...
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