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... guitar I loaned had randomly broken.
All of a sudden, my 2 hour lesson was in jeopardy.
Luckily, I just downloaded some songs to replace the ones I was going to do on guitar and all was well, but it was extremely inconvenient.
Side note: our wonderful friends at CISK went out and got me new strings for the guitar, so tomorrow's lesson will be back to normal.
Before class even started, I was offered a chicken foot (for ...
Today I am leaving to go to shanghai! I am getting a 13.15 plane from gatwick, sitting through a 10 hour flight and landing in beijing. I then change and have another 2 hour flight to Shanghai. I get in at 10am China time (they're 6 hours ahead of us). I will be met at the airport by TICTWO and taken to the apartments!
On here, I will explain what I am doing, who I have met and boast about how much fun i'm having! I'll also upload photos of anything and everything.
First thing I learned in Shanghai is that just as in Beijing, when it comes to pedestrians, little old men on motorbikes don't give a ****. Kind of like Honey Badger. Anyway, started my day at The Bund, which was gorgeous and river-y. A nice wet contrast to Beijing. Took the ferry over to Pudong and went up the tallest building currently open to the public in Shanghai (a taller one is being built right next to it). The view ...
... clothing, each set using their own prop. I paused briefly to observe them, each group moving gracefully in unison, to what sounded like traditional Chinese music. When catching a train on the Shanghai subway system you must first pass through a loose version of airport security (complete with bag X-ray). Tickets are purchased from a machine (which thankfully had an English option), and off you go. I'm presuming that I got a taste of rush hour commuter ...
... train. Bev was quite traumatized by this experience. The other thing about China that put us off was the spitting. The people spit all over the place which we found disgusting.
Bev was also approached by a con artist in Peoples Square who, we only realized later, was trying to get her wedding ring off of her finger. Fortunately it is quite a tight fit so he was unable to get if off. At the time we were quite puzzled by his behaviour but realized later on what he was trying to do.