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... tickle in the throat....4 steins full of beer later....tickle was gone....it was nothing.......
Changed and all suited up and off to the formal dinner. A very loud night of singing and dancing to a variety of different music.....oh and it would be remiss of me not to mention that HM was named 'Firm of the Year!'
Damn.....I can feel that tickle in my throat again......its nothing I'm sure.....
... way, i was so glad we went to where we did! It was amazing, you had to take a lift up, and as soon as the lift opened i was blown away! Every inch of the place was covered with scribblings on the walls, lanterns, big woodern tables and a lot of western people drinking out of mini buckets!
We had a great sing along to tunes, drank out of buckets, had a few cocktails, met some german people who were brill and had a really great night...shame we had chinese class at 8:30am!
... a ritzy place and quite expensive. Thankfully, Lindsey's boss treated everyone to lunch. Lindsey says he loves taking people out to show off a little. I don't think we'll be going back for just the two of us anytime soon though. I'm pretty sure her boss spent almost $1000 for all of us to eat lunch. Then, we took a ferry across the river to the Bund and showed Lindsey's professor around for a bit. Afterwards, Lindsey and I did some shopping and then traveled back ...
... park, and happened to experience a very brief moment in front of this palace garden when NO ONE ELSE WAS AROUND. Seriously, these moments NEVER happen. In fact, I believe it was the first moment I've experienced, outside of my apartment walls, where I wasn't among a hoard of hustling Asians. We capitalized on the moment with this picture and soon resumed fighting for space and good pictures.
Next, we headed to the Bund which is a ...
... and got to know one another and came back to the hotel to get Courtney. We went looking in the Metro tunnels for a photo booth ( because we were now told we need 10 more passport pics for residency permit and health check) to no avail, but went to Peoples Park, E. Nanjing Street ( Time Square of Shanghai) and the Bund. See pics.
Absolutely exhausted we took a metro back to the hotel and went to bed....
First Day, successful! Here, Alive, Good to go!
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