Shanghai Dazhong Hotel
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... of the people on The Bund are American Chinese who are visiting China as tourists. It is all a facade. This is what I thought all of China was because that's what I saw on TV but this is not China, not at all.
Today Kamie & I walked and met several other travelers from our group along our routes so we talked and chatted and walked. We walked all the way to the end of the Nanjing shopping district down to The Bund and got some ...
... I even bought the tee shirt. It is a very large museum and houses all the artefacts associated with the larger monuments we have visited previously during this part of the holiday. As you can imagine there were a lot of Chinese vases but not many that were blue and white. The bronzes were fantastic, some were huge and when you consider when they were cast show just how much further advanced the Chinese were than the Europeans (by which I mean Greeks and ...
... sewn into them, and they just squat down, anywhere, anytime), and people begging on the street. It is a weird world where dogs have nicer clothes than our well worn items - I swear I even saw a women wipe her dogs bum after he went to the bathroom.
Food is much different than back home; chicken feet are common - including some vacuum sealed ones that looked more like unpainted rubber hands for haunted houses ...
... burning incense, or paper lotus flowers at either the Buddhist, Taoist or Confucius temples. A colleague of Jim’s commented that “traditional” Chinese religion/worship seems to be more superstitious rather than founded on the true teachings. Thus, they may worship at a variety of locations “just to play it safe”.
We started off at the ChenXiang Ge temple, a Buddhist temple in the older part of Shanghai. It was ...
... with us and spent the afternoon teaching Lindsey and Heather how to play Euchre.
Then, we headed home to relax for a while. We all decided it would be fun to go out on the town. Lindsey and I took the girls to Rum Rum Rum Run because they hadn't been. Afterwards, we headed to a bar called Zapatas. Lindsey's co-workers had been there before and I had heard from Jomar that it was a good time. It was definitely more of a dance club than a traditional bar. We found a ...