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Travel Blogs from Shanghai
... was a shopping place with the famous "Bridge of Nine Bends". It was raining so much so Ben and I first went to Maccy D's to have a spot of western lunch (don't judge we've had Chinese for breakfast, lunch and dinner!) and after we had a wander around. Went into a paper cutting shop to buy some gifts and Ben and I had us made! The Chinese symbol in the heart means love (apparently)! From here we went to the silk ...
... Chinese garden. Beautiful rooms, pagoda shapes, cherry blossoms in bloom, koi ponds and a wall that is topped by a dragon whose body encircles the entire thing.An interesting note this year is that Alex, our guide, pointed out two traditional iron lions which flank one of the portals in the garden. Apparently, during the Japanese invasion, the Japanese were determined to take the lions back to Tokyo. But, since the 800 year old lions, which are about 4 foot tall and made ...
... months !@?!
RUSH HOUR, Shanghai....WOW! I think I died 13 times over on the way to the hotel! Bumper cars, swerving, stop and go craziness! We made smalltalk about Disneyland, Smurfs and other silly things, I was so brain-dead, I was not much conversation.
I checked in, got situated and went wandering out for an ATM and a Coco Fruit tea. I passed another visibly out of place American and found out he was Adam, another DE teacher from Michigan. We wandered ...
... night. MMMMM!
One of the other things we ate was Korean barbecue. Jamie had had it before when we first came here, but I had not. I have been wanting and wanting to try it, and finally it happened. My boss took Jamie, me, and two other teachers out for lunch at a Korean barbecue restaurant for Easter (without realizing that it was even Easter)..... and it was SO GOOD. It has to be in my Top 5 Favorite Foods, now. Really.
There is a small pit with coals in the ...
... yeah, the Long Island Iced Teas were fantastic!
The last day in Shanghai - raining and cold - again. Another city bus tour got us out and about without getting drenched walking along the streets. Probably saw most of the "main" attractions here. I was going to do the very fast train, but my virus and building pathological aversion to trains stopped me. Alas (sigh). Anyway I will have an everlasting impression that the city of Shanghai is nothing but spectactular.
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