Shanghai JC Mandarin Hotel
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... master has shut down the port, and we will be unable to depart tonight as scheduled. Our captain also told us that the seas on the way to Japan are very bad. So he has decided to give us another full day in Shanghai, and then skip the port of Kobe/Kyoto. On the whole, Joyce and I are not displeased, since rough seas have been extremely unpleasant, and we weren't necessarily looking forward to anything in particular in that Japanese ...
... the World Financial Building. This is no ordinary skyscraper. This baby is packed full with history of Shanghai via short films, architectural draw-ups and a tiny model of Shanghai equipped with lights. We were escorted to the elevator and went up so fast that all I could imagine as my ears popped was the scene from Willy Wonka where we burst out of the roof and start flying. The 100th floor came quickly and we stepped out onto see through glass tiles. I had ...
... Gil is a fifth generation Floridian and retired welder decked out in Harley gear and a big cowboy hat. Gil's wife, Gilda is a very stylishly dressed retired buyer from Nordstroms who moved to FL at age nine from NYC (the accent is still there). They truly are friendly folk who have made a huge presence in our first hours of the tour. We are placed appropriately for our age group and are learning about travelling in "retirement."
First stop of ...
... find those designer bags for $20. Food stalls pump out the Chinese fast food. The greasy aroma wafts through the market. Lines form at Starbuck’s and DQ for coffee and ice cream. The zigzag bridge over the koi pond, in the middle of the market, is literally filled with people shuffling through. If we wanted a “free body massage”, this would be the place. Everywhere we turn, hordes of people stand or walk by. There is some ...
... nice, and has done all kinds of trekking and stuff in places like Bolivia so I hate her a little bit!! :D
China is working a six day week this week, because the whole country has next week off for National Day and the Autumn festival (or Mooncake Festival or Golden Week, depending on what you want to call it!) and somehow working this Saturday will make up for it!
I find it a bit wierd, because if I were to do a normal ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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