Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Oriental Shanghai
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... bang di" so she knew exactly what I was looking for. I was able to FaceTime with mom, dad, and the dogs yesterday but the day was otherwise uneventful.
Today I am going with a few friends to check out some apartments and will hopefully be heading over to check out some street vendors tonight. I am also still looking for postcards, no luck yet though! As soon as I find some I will send them out. And once I know my address I will be sure to share it!
... our heads for meat. At this, they explode in a loud "aaaaah" that we guessed was a sign that they had understood. After this long discussion with the waitresses, we sat at the table satisfied and amazed by the situation, since we thought we ordered vegetarian dumplings and rice. After a while, the dumplings arrived, of course filled with meat, followed by the not-at-all vegetarian rice, rich of little pieces of ham. After more guesses and with ...
... half of what is expected at home.
We found Shanghai is an interesting city and pretty full on. Sometimes the view of the many apartment buildings makes me think of Surfers Paradise until I look across the road and see someone's undies drying on a tree. But then again I haven't been to Surfers during Schoolies.
Taking to the streets is always the best way to get to know a city and Shanghai ...
... I headed home, planning a very early start because I wanted to get to the Russian Embassy bright and early the next day.
Yesterday I popped into the Changning office to pick up my release letters from Shane. I saw Jamie there and chatted for a bit about our summer plans. Before I left she thanked me for working hard, told me that I'd been a really good teacher, that I'd worked hard, hadn't complained and made some of the best PPTs! So that was nice :o)
... I can even look at meat or that particular food again. Yesterday morning I was running along Suzhou Creek, which is a river that meanders through the city north of my neighborhood before eventually joining the Huangpu River as it runs through the middle of Shanghai, dividing Puxi and Pudong. Parts of the run are quite nice - along an elevated little esplanade which I share most mornings with women dancing and doing their exercises, as well as small groups of ...