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Travel Blogs from Shanghai
Well, here we go. So begins the travel blog. The purpose of this is to keep you, my dedicated readers, in the loop with how I'm keeping: where I am, what I'm doing and how well I'm doing it. I already got the glamorous part out the way: a month of skiing with Dad in Whistler seems like a lifetime ago... So for those of you who don't know, I'll be spending 4 months in China working on my Mandarin mixed in with a bit of travel, before travelling from Beijing ...
... the street and their parents don't bother about it because it's all part of their potty training. Don't think that'll catch on in the west but that certainly explains a lot about Amy Sim. (Private joke!) The subway wasn't as fun as it was when we first arrived. I'll say again: the Chinese don't know how to queue. Ben and I were standing right by the doors to get off the train and as soon as they opened people getting on the train barged us out the ...
... on, and we spotted every shape and size going by. There were a
few people probably pushing 80 years old. Later I found out there had been 30
000 people! After breakfast, we headed out to explore more of Shanghai. Our
first stop was a Confucius temple. Every time I go into these temple complexes
I’m surprised at the peace and nature preserved in the middle of a bustling
city. There was ...
When we finally made it to Shanghai, the first thing I noticed as we drove through the city were the LIGHTS! Blues, purples, reds, white... so bright, buildings so close together! I said it was kind of sensory overload... but despite that, I really liked it! Beijing was awesome, Shanghai looks more... alive, I guess. Either way, I'm so excited for the sun to come out tomorrow and to see ...
... Eek! She also has a kitten that wanders around the coffee shop name Duoduo which means "fat." However, we have affectionately dubbed her "Latte" and it's worth the metro ride just to hold the kitten. Latte is nowhere near a Boston substitute but it's a step in the right direction. For those of you who may be worried about the sanitary conditions of a place that has a kitten wondering around an eating establishment, I say "puh-lease." In the past week I've seen a dog on ...
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