The Residence On River's Edge
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Travel Blogs from Shanghai
... my table. Dining with the deceased; how novel. Hit the road and rail systems. Surprisingly similar to Seoul. Fast, efficient, full of people, but not out of control. Biggest difference... the lack of manners. Pushing to get on train before others got off. No clear side to go up escalator on. No decent fixed order. These Chinese have something to learn from their Korean neighbours. ******* manners. Our first stop was Yuyuan Gardens. Located in old ...
1. Why any city south of the Yangtze River doesn't have a heating system in their houses because in the summer it gets REALLY hot...however it is snowing right now?? (Good thing I was nosy yesterday and found out how to get our heat in our room working! ) =)
2. People are smoking indoors!
3. Everyone double dips! ...at restaurants we use our chopsticks to grab food from the communal bowl on the table ...
... including really disliking
having my head of English at Gubei Lu as a TA in two lessons, having some
classes without TAs, taking work home most evenings, and doing a 20min
broadcast at Gubei Lu (which will be a weekly event). Not going to talk about
it because I don’t want to focus on it!
Next week I will have representatives of the government come
and observe one of my lessons on Monday afternoon, to see if I’m doing ...
... with an electric blue line delineating only the top and down one side, and then tiny white pinpoints of light flashing at random up and down its flank. Once complete darkness fell, tourist boats, lit up luridly with all the primary colours, began cruising up the river . The buildings on the great curve of the Bund glowed softly in golden colours with a more dignified take on illumination.
It added ...
... way through the People's Square to the Shanghai Museum. It was interesting to see some of the history and culture and really wanted to take home one of the many Ming and Qing vases they had on display. There was also exhibits for jade, sculpture, calligraphy, money and furniture. Entry was free and you could see it in a couple of hours easily. Next stop was Fang Bang Road and Old Shanghai where we visited the Yuyuan Gardens, drank tea at Huxing Tea house ...