Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Oriental Shanghai
Travel Blogs from Shanghai
... johns pizza - HEAVEN!!). after we went to shanghai museum which was good to start with but after a bit was pretty much the same sort of old chinese things over and over!
we then headed back down the main street to the hotel - mooched in the odd shop too! showered and changed ready for the last night of this tour - we have all come down to the apple shop to get the internet as hotel has no wifi!! bet they love us!
this evening we are off to our farewell ...
... up when they answer questions. (in all schools this is, standard practice over here)
I realise I haven’t mentioned eye exercises! Twice a day in government schools, all the children have to do these weird eye exercises! They play a certain track (music with instructions over it) Watch this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPeMLeBv MEo It says in the blurb for this video that it’s supposed to improve eyesight on this vid, but they ...
... one of the bus drivers to wait with me. When the taxi driver pulled up, he shouted something at him, I'm assuming "don't mess with her or I'll kill you" or "she lives in Qibao". There are a few different routes to get from school to work, and supposedly one costs more than the other. I still need time to figure this out, because this driver took the shorter route and it ended up costing 2 RMB more than the way there. I assume it always changes and has something to do ...
... 8 floors of escalators in the Super Brand Mall, we finally decided on a Chinese restaurant who offered us a table by the window over looking the river. We loved the view but we were super nervous about ordering...This was, after all, the first time we'd been to an authentic Chinese restaurant without someone else ordering for us. So we tried our best to pick things without eyes and that looked safe. We did a pretty good job too! Except for the beef...it was beef ...
... from back home so we told them about the ugly Christmas sweater thing and they had never heard of it. They thought it was hilarious though and somehow that was it, it was settled - we were out on a mission to find ugly Christmas sweaters on Christmas Day in a country that doesn't even really celebrate Christmas. Yes we realize how ridiculous this sounds. Even still, within about an hour of walking around ...
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