Shanghai JC Mandarin Hotel
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... town with hundreds of years history around the shore of the vast Dingshan Lake - the locals call it the Venice of China.Then back into the mad traffic on the expressways, before a scenic cruise on the Huangpu River. Our visit to the Jinmao Tower, the world's 2nd largest building, was abandoned as the tower, less alone the view, was obscured ...
... to make sense, unlike the previous lesson we had, which was slightly overwhelming with syllables and sounds. Another thing we learnt today was about tones. There are four different tones in mandarin, and these are very important when pronouncing words, because if the tone isn't correct you could be saying something completely different. These four tones sound similar in a fast conversation (which is worrying) but broken down it is made a ...
... about the language barrier, the frustration quickly began to snowball. It was something that we didn’t quite think about until it was staring us right in the face. For example: trying to buy our train tickets to Beijing with a lady that concluded every sentence of hers (if you could call it that) with an impatient finger point towards a vague northern direction and a loud “Shanghai Station!!!” For those of you who don’t ...
... and my bank account. Because the whole site is in Chinese, Helen automatically set up my shipping address and my account info so in just a few clicks, I can become a runway supermodel. Okay, alright you haters. In just a few clicks, a few pounds lost and a few inches gained, I can become a runway supermodel. Sheesh. So judgmental.
I got to Skype with my sweet baby. I miss her. I miss her so so so so much. Especially ...
... cup of coffee. The coffee was actually very good. I wasn't keen on their orange juice, which wasn't really like real juice, more like squash, and was sweetened.
After breakfast we boarded the tour bus and met our Chinese guide, whose English name was Becky. Our bus driver was Mr. Chen. While waiting for the rest of our party to get on the bus (there are 37 of us in total) we noticed a whole bunch of ladies with fans, all dressed in Chinese ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility