Somerset Xu Hui Shanghai
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... I felt like a film star getting being looked at all the time. Not easy having all these good looks.( not a great introduction to Shanghai- waiting with hundreds of others in a muggy mozzie ridden underground - and let's not forget the spitting !)
We eventually got a Taxi and in true Asian politeness the driver stayed put and left us to load our bags into the boot.
We handed him the directions and after a few minutes on the phone we headed ...
... to stranded foreigners and wanted to show the boss that they were doing a good job), before being whisked through the VIP immigration lines and onto a bus which took me to my waiting plane. Phew.
Shanghai was mad-cap and while interesting - especially the night out with couchsurfers which started immediately after I arrived - but I was glad that I spent the bulk of my time in China elsewhere.
Finally it was back on the plane and back home via Cairns
Arrived after our first taste of train travel in China. We were looking to comparing trains here with India. As expected, very efficient and comfortable. Much more modern system than in India, newer trains and stations, more 21st century as opposed to 19th century. (The upgrade cost India are going to have in the coming years will be phenomenal.) First impressions of Shanghai, even more westernised than expected, most signs in Chinese and English, which believe me is good. Within 100 ...
I was feeling relatively positive after Monday J
people were celebrating Teachers’ Day, so the kids came to school with armfuls
of single flowers, cards, some chocolates and other things. By the end of the
day I had over 30 roses, 6 cards, a couple of chocolate bars, some ferrero rochers
and a fleather bound notebook! (Ok so I didn’t have the chocolate by the end of
the day because I’d eaten it, but ...
... service of a degree that I haven’t received in many restaurants. The waiters even wear trousers and waistcoats, which quite frankly out-shines many of the bars and restaurants that we have in England.
The night time is once again spent drinking a considerable amount of alcohol and eating some great street food. In my short time here, I have found the street food to be by far the best food around. Although the same cannot be said for the alcohol, with the beer ...
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