New Century Grand Hotel
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... Our next stop was the Jinmao Tower. It is not the tallest building but there are so many it doesn't matter. There was an observatory on the 88 th floor. It has a super speed elevator that takes you up to the top in 45 seconds. You can then walk around and see all of shanghai Beautiful views. It is a friday at five when we try to go back to the ship and i think all 7 million cars are on the road. It is quite a feat. We are docked ...
... but most shocking to me was that there was no soap at the sink. It dawned on me that perhaps it is not the norm to wash with soap after using the toilet. It's common practice for little kids and babies to go in public, literally anywhere in public. Babies don't wear diapers and sometimes wear pants with no ******. It's apparently common for parents to get peed on. A teacher at Ben's school--an Australian who married a Chinese man--said her apartment now ...
... What would be discovered? How do the people treat foreigners? Is the damn city even worth a visit? Is the picture in my head of a cold, unwelcoming communist country even a reality? Let's go find out! Fast forward 72 hours, and for me, Shanghai was full of surprises. Starting with the discovery that my long time friend and ex-roomie, Matt Meier, was living just outside the city limits. Having not seen him in a few years, this was one hell of a discovery ... I knew he ...
... road is the equivalent to Times Square in NYC. It was a peaceful walk, but very humid. I saw a ton of groups doing TaiChi and practice sword fighting. Fun Fact, Starbucks in Shanghai doesn't open till after 7. I then at breakfast at the hotel. The hotel breakfast has been a mix of western and eastern foods. Great French Toast. (I fear this was my last western breakfast... more to come).
I guess I should talk ...
... Scott and I are going to brunch a do a little shopping for our friends. Tomorrow, one of my student's family's was going to have a Christmas party for all the teachers and children and their parents, but the little girl is very sick (fever, sore throat) and the party was cancelled. But last night, my Chinese teacher called to say the grandmother wants to have us over for lunch tomorrow, so the party might still be on! Who knows! Scott has to go to one of his schools ...