Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
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... or claustrophobic? Not at all. It was safe and lively; there was excitement, weariness, boredom, but no aggression, frustration. Children stepped along happily within the throng. No-one was drinking, but almost everyone was texting or speaking or taking photos or somehow interacting with a hand-held device. People were attentive, calm and responsive to each other. In all, it was a rare experience. Qiangyang Gardens and lines writ in ...
When you live in a country with people who look more or less like you, act more or less like you and dress more or less like you, you don't tend to stand out. Unless you do something really odd, like walk around naked or wearing a roman toga, people just tend to float on by in their own bubble, ignoring you. However, when you go to a country where you are not the same as everyone else, especially physically, something happens. It's not so much a physical ...
Last Wednesday, July 10, Alex and I travelled to Qiboa, an ancient watertown in Shanghai. It's about 12 miles from the center of the city, but it feels like much more. It was uncrowded! The history of the city goes back over 1000 years.
There are a variety of sites to see here...the cricket house, the bell tower, the shadow puppets, the gondola like boat rides....We chose not to buy the ticket but to explore on our own. ...
... had had first class the last time but I was very wrong. The station is magnificent in the style of Mussolini stations, making a statement for sure, all glass and marble. All passengers are searched and scanned on entry to the building and I duly lined up. Drop the bag in the scanner, walk through the arch it pings, well it would wouldn’t it I have every electrical gadget you can have in my pockets. A young female security guard steps up waves a wand ...
... about teaching really. My lessons were pretty easy and fun. It was more that I was nervous about how the kids would be, how much English they would know, if the Chinese teachers in our classrooms would be nice and that we would be able to figure out the routine of the day. When I went to bed on Sunday night, I felt pretty good and not too nervous. I even got a good night's rest! But, when I woke up, I was a wreck again, lol. Looking back on it now, ...