The Puli Hotel And Spa
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- Airport Transportation
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
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On Sunday I had a completely different day to any that I've so far had in China. I felt like I wasn't in China. Ms Liang went away last Thursday and will return this Thursday. I had been slightly worried about how the week would go without her. She does a lot, essentially it is her that keeps the household running, she's makes sure both Serena and I are ok, sorts out my train tickets to Hangzhou, carts us around, does all the cooking, studies English, works at the factory, has yoga ...
... before heading into the city to meet the others - but couldn't find them. My phone was having issues with it's simcard. So I just got off the Metro at one end of Nanjing Road and walked about 5km along it at night, enjoying the sights of Shanghai at night for the last time during this trip. And yes, that involved being regularly approached by scammers, pimps, dealers and salespeople. It's amazing what a good sharp "Bu shi!" can do...
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... Pearl Building, and a walk on the glass floor way above the city.
The bus ride was entertainment in itself as we passed through the narrow street around our hotel and saw people living in their shops with the pavement their own communal courtyard.
First stop was the beautiful Yu Gardens. It is an incredibly tranquil and beautiful spot in the centre off Shanghai's busiest area. It occupies about 5 acres but again, the clever use ...
My first lesson Chinese! Well, to be more specific it was actually my first lesson Mandarin. Here in Shanghai most people speak Shanghainese which is a local dialect but in fact also a different language and not to understand if you only know Mandarin.
My first lesson was mostly about the four tones. Basically even five because there is also a neutral pronunciation. Not easy to recognize or to speak myself. So the first tone is actually an easy ...
... something like touching Heaven. We never made it up to the very top, but we found a rooftop restaurant that was WAY out of our league. We were finally stopped and asked what we were doing and I simply said exploring, that was all it took. They invited us in to look around and we spent the next hour at the best view of the Shanghai skyline. WOW! See the pics. We were ...