Wu Gong Hotel
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This morning I got up pretty late, again! But it's always nice to have a lie in! Saskia and I went downstairs in the hostel for breakfast: yoghurt, melon, muesli, toast, scrambled eggs, tomato, and..... Cold baked beans :( I love baked beans and haven't had them since being at home in England (at home I probably have them at least 4 times a week). I didn't realise they were cold until I put them in my mouth before, lividly, ...
... but took 1 hour 40 we didn't even get to watch a full film! We flew into Shanghai domestic airport (still about 10 times bigger than Aberdeen) then about an hours drive to the hotel because of the traffic! Le Royal Meridian hotel, lovely building looks like some sort of spaceship with 2 large spikes at the top. Our problem now is we have high expectations because of all the other hotels but it was decent enough. 27th floor (of 65) and we could just see the Oriental ...
... as ever.
After some minor difficulties with the staff, we were off to People's Square and the Shanghai Museum. Anna and Maddie took soo many pictures it could be a book on its' own, much less a blog. Maddie went to every room in the museum. It was a great visit.
We then stopped at another lesson-shopping joint. This time the lesson was on pearls and the shop, full of it, I mean them.
We were then off to old Shanghai ...
... the next day was our first day of school! We had to walk quite awhile to find the Metro line again but we persevered and found it!
So, the Sunday before school started, we already had all of our lessons planned, we just needed to go over them again to be sure that we knew who was doing what lessons and that we had everything figured out. I realized that no matter how much we prepared, I would still be nervous. I wasn't ...
... cups of milk tea which my lactose-intolerance kept me away from. Another local specialty is suan nai (sour milk ... aka yogurt) which we had several times throughout the trip, each time with me giving mine away. Our hotel was extremely nice (by Chinese standards, anyway) and we were greeted by receiving long silk scarves.
The next day we got up early and boarded the buses to head to XunHua, a much smaller town. Although the traffic on the way ...