Travel Blogs from Shanghai
... met a bunch of new people from all over the
world. The best may be Rolland Safort. He is the President of the International
Student Council. He is from Cameroon, and has gone to school here for three
years now. He knows the city very well, and likes to take us to the places we
actually want to see. We walked down to the Bund at night with him during the
Lantern Festival. All of the skyscrapers were lit up, as were all the ...
... were cheaper than expected as there was no traffic around both here and in Luoyang.
I was very excited and decided to join the masses and head for the Bund. I went the wrong direction and found myself in the People's Park.There was a sculpture exhibition on there the same as the ones that we get at home, but the guards were there chasing away anyone who touched them.
Walking back down towards the Bund my camera went crazy. I knew I had to get a new one while I ...
... one, and headed in our school bus to the international medical examiners. I sat in the front of the bus, as we all remembered how well the buses and I get along around here (if you don't get this reference, see blog entry titled "Public Bus 1, Lindsey 0). We arrived fairly quickly, maybe a 15 minute ride. We initially walked to the wrong building, with our boss' secretary (the Ge) leading the way, and then found the right building. We had to fill out some paper work and were given ...
... the financial district were good, if a little similar to Hong Kong but on a smaller scale.
We Skyped Joe's parents which was nice - Joe's Dad taking the mick out of Joe's new haircut (if only he'd seen the after effects of the Gilli haircut)! We just chilled in the hostel bar for the rest of the evening and had a couple of games of Pool.
Today wasn't very exciting - it seemed as though we'd seen all the sights we were interested in yesterday. ...
8 months ago I joined the Unilever school teaching programme which promotes local arts in rural school areas. Together with other Unilever volunteers, We visited Qinghai which is close to Tibet for an amazing expreience of teaching to school children. It was probably the best week of my time in China, and it was certainly the most rewarding working week ever. We felt proud that our company does something that really helps ...