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... practised in the art of terrifying visitors into thinking they are not allowed into the country. Much checking of our documents by three monosyllabic, unsmiling officials took place. With a gruff "you only stay Shanghai two day", we were all granted the required 72 hour visitor's visa and allowed on our way to Harbour View Apartments with our local guide Jessica and driver.
First and remaining impressions are how clean the streets ...
... Tea at Fairmont Peace Hotel in 20 Nanjing Road East - wonderful experience
Later walk at the Bund
Wednesday, Sep 4
S1 to People Square Station
Got scammed by three girls asking us for a Chinese Tea ceremony
Search the Internet for "Tea Scam Shanghai' and you will find exactly my story
We started after the bad experience at 3:15 ...
... a ritzy place and quite expensive. Thankfully, Lindsey's boss treated everyone to lunch. Lindsey says he loves taking people out to show off a little. I don't think we'll be going back for just the two of us anytime soon though. I'm pretty sure her boss spent almost $1000 for all of us to eat lunch. Then, we took a ferry across the river to the Bund and showed Lindsey's professor around for a bit. Afterwards, Lindsey and I did some shopping and then traveled back ...
... really worked. I mean, if they were truly glass, wouldn't she have taken one step and been rushed to the emergency room with blood on her ballgown and glass in her foot?! This belief is furthered by the fact that while living in McKinney, TX several years ago, I stood on my glass coffee table to change a light bulb. Wanna know what happened? BOOM! Through the middle I went! Proof that glass is not for standing on or in...hmph ...
... us. I said goodbyes and got teary eyed and gave hugs again. I wove my way through the barricades and waved goodbye.
Security was a pain and pulling everything out of my bags took some time. I made it through and re-packed, and turned around for one final wave and blown kiss. Hear came the tears.
I'm off and on my way across the earth to experience whatever life has in store for me....Shanghai, China, here I come!
I jumped on a puddle hopper to Toronto. ...
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