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Fine. Yes. We did it. First day away and we found a Starbucks. What can we say!? We tried the coffee drinks in cans from the corner mart, but they're sweet and mocha-ish and NOT at all coffee. Thus, we found a Starbucks and started our day off right. :) We hired up taxi to take us over to Yu Yuan Garden....... .... It was amazing, - its located in …
... decided to meet for pre-dinner drinks at the Lounge. It was very nice and very exclusive. Wendy and I each frocked up and had a margarita. These were quite strong, a fact which was not lost of Wendy, becoming all giggly and unsteady on her feet :-). We then ventured outside to peruse the dinner offerings. We found a local restaurant which was packed and had a menu with pictures...and English words!!!! Whilst we were deciding what to eat, a young woman approached us as ...
... the transfer area quickly and once in departures did some last minute shopping and went to Pizza Hut! Again, we didn't have long to wait and boarded our flight home. I think we still have another 8 hours to go though!!!!
Why do they make you close the window blinds on a flight? OK, I understand at night, but on a day flight? We have had to have them closed for the past ...
... other Italiane. Eva was feeling tired and said that she wouldn’t be joining us, but Rosa made a bargain with her; that if her flatmate’s girlfriend would lend her a blue wig to wear, then she would come out. Somehow we all ended up wearing wigs, though this was not part of the deal! Not that I’m complaining! The club seemed to be even fuller of pretentious bright young Italian things than usual, but it was still a decent night out. :o)
... you would've been interested in seeing how the Chinese do vegetarian food. I can be so forgetful some time.
After lunch, we walked over to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall to learn about how Shanghai has developed to where it is now, and how it plans to develop in the future. The Exhibition Hall was 5 floors full of pictures, simulations, models, and walls of text which detail Shanghai's journey from the past to the present and where it wants to go in ...
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