New Century Grand Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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... one's own study. Then I saw people reading at their tables while waiting for their food to come. The dinning area was huge with spacious second floor which was almost empty, except for one reader submerged in his reading. The recessed ceiling light was good for him. So I followed the example and picked up a book, which happened to be one of the best novel in modern Chinese literature. Sieged (围城). But I couldn't read. I kept thinking that how this ...
... watch, the park's most interesting feature was it is a venue where families bring their single eligible relatives/children in order to find suitable partners. Each potential has a CV printed and pinned to a tree, containing all the necessary information including a photo, occupation, salary, height, weight, etc.
Later that afternoon, we headed to Tian Zi Fang, located in the old French Quarter. It's a famous 'rabbit warren' of arts and crafts shops, restaurants, cafes ...
... all the history of each and the ritual of drinking each, by a young man from the far west of China. All the while our new friends intensely chatted to us. Then the chance to buy samples of the ones we liked. I dare not divulge the cost of all this. Le'ts just put it down to experience - I feel so embarrassed.
Then they offered to be our guide to Walking St. En route the young lady engaged us by telling jokes - and cracked up at each telling. We bailed out with a ...
... town Shanghai which was very cool. Not. Humidity is killer on top of ~90 degree heat. Worshipers in the courtyard stand around burning urns to then face each direction while burning incense sticks. Tour guide was a lot of fun - her name is Cindy. My favorite slang quote of the day was, 'like a baby in a candy bar" when she was trying to say, 'Like a kid in a candy store'. We then had a tea ...
... and we get to see the student dorms prior to the library, computer lab, and gym. There's an exercise room, but I gather access can be an issue with Sherry being the keeper of the keys, again issues all so familiar.
We visit with Pat, receive silk gifts from him (later learn from the school cache), taxi notes from Linda, and then Linda takes us out to a taxi with her directions to him to take us to the subway station. We board after getting change that will fit ...