Hotel The Land
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... take in when visiting Shanghai on various different levels. There is definitely less English spoken than in other major Asian cities. The residents seem to look mostly inward. To look elsewhere is to find too much noise and chaos perhaps. Its easy for a outsider to feel isolated and invisible which I found a little sad, but am happy to have had the overall experience and to have lived and enjoyed the vibe and the buzz.
... into some typical old alleyways, away from the busy streets filled with tourists. The main attractions, however, were the Yùyuán gardens and bazaar. The bazaar consists of a series of (restored) traditional Chinese buildings where little shops sell antiques, clothing and souvenirs and you find traditional tea houses upstairs. The whole area was very hectic and filled with people fighting for the best photo-spot.
When I walked into the gardens, it felt like a huge ...
... did the trick. Afterwards Spencer, a couple Asian friends, and I played some Mahjong. It felt so good to play again, I feel like it's been so long.
The next morning I said goodbye to Spencer and hopped on the bus to go to Sun Yat Sen's childhood residence. It was rainy and cold and by that time everyone was tired so it was a short stop. Our flight that afternoon was delayed 4 ...
... on the street (ie. people assembling slot machines, burning papers, etc)
Finish your beer if:
- you get hit by car/bike/bus/etc. It’s gonna hurt, so ...
... rd and then we had a holiday from the 24th to the 28th for Christmas.
Amber and I decided we did not want to waste the holiday so we planned a trip to the south of China. We asked a couple other teachers and it ended up being five of us. I booked all of our flights and figured out trains and what not. We were going to spend the first two days in Shanghai and then take a train to Hangzhou for two days. Our flight ...