Zhaoyuan Hotel Shanghai
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... food was really nice. They basically had a selection of about 10 dishes on a lazy susan and just said go for it! Lunch was washed down with a few bottles of Tsingtao beer and life was pretty good.
After lunch we spent the afternoon at Tongli Water Town. This place was very picturesque with waterways throughout the town and plenty of bridges to get you across if need be.....47 of them in fact!
We wandered our way through soaking up the views, the ...
... journeys. We did attract a few stares but they could have been looking enviously at my flat cap or the fact that my head was touching the roof of the train. The Jade Buddha was impressive and we were entertained to Buddhist monks chanting and going through their devotions. We were also accosted by the many beggars that surround the place looking for alms, a site that we hadn’t seen whilst in Beijing.
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... to do them all and back home at about 3. My camera batteries went flat and so did mine. I needed a rest so am now back in the room thinking about what the next thing will be. There is so much to do that it is hard to decide what will be best.
Back again to my computer as I have again been back on the bus to soak in the lights around the city. Dietje was talking about the crown like building and I couldn't remember seeing ...
... definitely something that I can learn to live with.
Culture shock comes on quickly and unexpectedly. Pedestrians in this city do not even remotely have the right of way—cars will happily keep driving even with you trying to cross the road. Likewise, it’s hard to get used to being stared at so much. For many Chinese, this is the first time that they have seen a western foreigner before. Being tall, blonde, and blue-eyed is a novelty, and ...
... you'd be shocked at how difficult it is to identify the contents of a jar that contains only Chinese characters. Seriously. Try it. The next time you go grocery shopping, pick a jar, hold your hand over the wrapper and see how easily you can figure out the contents. Tricky, tricky business I tell you!
I got my first care package from my mother last week and good heavens, she practically packed the entire United States of America! I got medicine, cosmetics, yummy ...