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... Longyang Road transit hub which included the maglev station. There were numerous explanatory signs with diagrams describing how the train works. One sign downplayed any potential dangers from electromagnetic energy.
The elevated platform held no tracks, just two concrete rail beds.
The sleek train pulled into the station, looking exactly like any other modern train. The doors on our side remained closed ...
Well we British thought we hold tea in high regard. Our love of a good cuppa pales in comparison to this Chinese Tea ceremony. So I was led into this beautifully decorated room its walls were adorned in the silk "garments of the emperor". Sadly we were not allowed to take pictures as a mark of respect so pack your imagination and I will try recreate this.
The room was about 12x12 with a table in the centre with a wide selection of ...
... have to say that I didnt see any paper iPhones, but I did see a lot of paper money being assembled. My guide suggested to me that the paper iPhones would be for those who didn't go to the temple. This was my third temple of the journey, but I enjoyed visiting temples and didn't find this a problem.
Then there was another type of temple I visited. This was probably the place most crowded with Chinese, particularly the young, of any place I visited. Sacred tablets ...
... enthusiastic "Ni Hao", if I have the 2 rmb down that the English language newspaper costs, he says goodbye with a heartfelt "bye, bye". And it took a while, but the rest is found. Includes beautiful crowd. It starts at bus 911. Which goes to the old town by the river, and the road runs through the streets of the former French Concession. Get off at the corner of Huaihai rd and Tianping rd, a short walk along prominent houses, and then turn right into the Hengshan park. ...
We ate dinner last night at a restaurant called City Bull. It is owned by a Canadian and caters for the Western palette. We ate pasta carbonara and sweet and sour chicken there two nights ago and survived. Nachos were the go last night. I had a restless night's sleep last night due to an upset tummy. Not sure whether it was from the Chinese lunch we had or the dinner. Anyway, at least I'm not clogged up ! ...
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