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Fewer smoke than we had expected which has helped the cough. In spite regularly heard sounds of phlegm being mustered there is not too much strewn along the footpaths. There is no chewing gum discarded and the streets are constantly swept. This is a country with a super-clean look. The three cities we have seen so far have been totally different from each other and Shanghai is the most western yet. Not only are there funky shaped skyscrapers ...
... way to cross the road is to follow a local... They seem to be able to negotiate the billions of motorcycles, trucks, cars and taxis safely and dont seem to mind, or notice, a hanger-on. The most interesting is driving with someone else. Its a well-documented fact that people have got into a Shanghaiese taxi with black hair and got out at their destination with grey hair, and if theyrelucky, ...
... and did incredible routines. No wonder they do so well in the Olympics.
Upon arrival back at the ship, guess what was waiting? More food.
Off to bed as we will be touring different parts of Shanghai tomorrow and again the following day. Talk to you tomorrow.
P.S. Henry - people were genuflecting in front of your statue. It said..."Born Here Was Henry Sih, Favorite Son of Shanghai as well Carrollton."...Hook'em ...
Don't worry, I'm not actually counting down. I just thought being here for one month was a big mile stone, and this sounded like a funny title.
When I last wrote we were headed to Hong Mei for a festival for one of my co-workers, Ashley's birthday. I had called and made a reservation, and they had placed us in a large, white tent next to the restaurant that had a German band playing when we walked in. The band was actually pretty good! They played "Sweet Home Alabama" and ...
... to talk more about my reactions to the Chinese corporate world.
Our meeting took place in one of the many cavernous and elaborately furnished rooms of a prominent hotel in the Pudong part of Shanghai. Now, I'm not used to being in an environment where the laughably oversized lighting fixtures cost more than I spend on food in a year. As we walked through the massive space, meant to hold many more people than the number who were there, I couldn't help but ...
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