Travel Blogs from Shanghai
... road from The Bund and walked down a couple of streets, it was like we were in a completely different place! Gone were the towering, glass skyscrapers; now we had tiny shops selling all sorts of things from food to lace to spare motor parts! The mopeds beeped their horns to get you out of the way and life seemed to go back a century from the glitz and glamour of just a few streets away and the other side of the river. We continued walking to the area know ...
... box game - one pupil will come to the front and put his or her hand in the box and chose one of the items I'll have put in there, the rest of the class must ask yes/no questions like 'Is it soft? Is it rough? etc and guess what the first pupil has in their hand :o) My first lesson on Tuesday afternoon is going to be filmed by people from my company for training purposes for next year's staff, so that's a bit of an annoyance!
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Well certainly a different side of China is apparent in Shanghai. I saw more westerners in two minutes of walking onto Shanghai's streets than I had in the 5 previous days! A huge amount of ex-pats and western tourists. The city is massive and again not easy to navigate or find your hostel from memory! Nice and sweaty again here after chilly Yunnan. Matt arrived a few hours after me and we went straight to the Irish pub! Excellent to see him and catch up. Over a year since I last ...
... for cheap’. We bought a silk scarf with a beautiful Chinese scene woven into it for the Principal and another one for myself…I couldn’t resist!. Continuing on to Middle Fuxing Rd and then down Ruijin No.1 Rd (you can see that now armed with a map I was now firmly in charge of the journey!) towards the Bund, we found the 8 story bookshop Shu-Hwa was looking for to buy lots of Chinese language books ...
... sidewalk, and then..."You make it real?" I asked for a clarification, and gave a puzzled look back to the girl who had just asked me if my mustache was real. Ayama was out on the town with her friends, in Shanghai. All of her friends wanted a picture with the mustache. None of these people had ever seen a mustache like mine before. They had spent their entire lives in China, and they had never seen a mustache like mine.
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