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... of Central Perk from the show "Friends". I'm a huge fan of the show so it was so cool to see, they also had a replica of Joey and chandlers apartment attached to the coffee shop, and they even had Hugsy! Dawww! That afternoon we left for Shanghai and we took the bullet train. It took us about 5 hours from door to door and we got to a top speed of 191mph. We are now in Shanghai and I will write all about it in my next blog entry in the next few days! ...
... the "Be our Guest" scene where the food on many pates is kept being brought out. I just wish it was good food. There were many different types, most the same from the other restaurant. Again, I just had rice and a couple bites of an egg. It was really funny because I can't use chopsticks and the waitress saw me struggling and brought me a fork.
By this time, my three and a half hours of sleep had caught up with me. I felt so exhausted; I started falling asleep at the ...
... time, had already been paying way too much for the transportation and now we got ripped off by the state owned ticket office. And having had no time to shop for food, we were quite hungry, so we really weren't happy at all! Apparently we had to walk through this whole water town area, which took at least half an hour. And it was just a fake village they were still building, made to look all old and original. And it was full of silly souvenir shops. So when we finally got to ...
... Later, I finally got up and decided to get ready. I didn't brother signing up for the Temple of Heaven because I already saw it. So, I decided to have the day to myself.
I walked outside of west gate to get breakfast from my favorite sandwich stand.
Then, I dashed to the subway station. When I was at the station, a Chinese woman asked me a question, but I responded, "wo bu shuo zhong wen (I don't speak Chinese)." A lot of people assume that I am ...
... br> The weather turned out to be very helpful, actually. It drizzled in the morning, poured for about half an hour in the afternoon, and then stopped. When the precipitation abated, the surrounding air was cool-- not the 90 degrees I had felt the day before. I doubt that we would have been able to make it as far as we did had we been trapped in the sweltering heat that had been predicted.
Anyway, thanks to the rain cooling the air, we had a great time ...