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... a taxi came and I entered into the silent transaction of getting home. Only this time it wasn’t silent. The driver was asking me things. I didn’t know what they were but he was trying to tell me something. While in the cab there was a video screen on the back of the front seat, which was playing a commercial for the Shanghai Blood Bank. I thought that was pretty cool since I was about to start using their services. Apparently, as it ...
... of hours getting a great historical tour of the city, and finish at an old French mansion which has been converted into an art museum. The portion of the city called the French Concession is famous for its grand old mansions and tree-lined streets, which now house a very fashionable shopping district, many expensive high rise apartments (apparently a 1,500 sf apartment here starts at $1.5 million US) and many wonderful gardens and ...
... I WILL SURVIVE! I found rice crackers!!! Woohoo! I can eat something! How simple is that???? It's all in perspective, isn't it? In all of China, which I assumed was all rice, since I THINK it is the rice capital of the world, you cannot find rice crackers anywhere. As I head to Shanghai, I think 'This is where I started three weeks ago!!!' It hardly seems possible. So much living and experiencing has gone on and I have process NONE of it! I am forever grateful for ...
... that, right?) Thus walking on the zig zag bridge gives you good luck!
Another interesting point, I thought, was that just outside these gardens are numerous shops , many built in traditional Chinese architecture. Western influence is not far off-McDonalds and Starbucks share storefronts with these buildings!
The evening brought another dinner out with a colleague of Jim's, and his wife who are here for 3 weeks to look around/work.
... poor feet had done enough for one day. Especially Ross as his trainers have well and truly given up the ghost and he's practically walking on the concrete! He doesn't even mind the thought of going shopping so his feet must be hurting badly!
We started off with a trip to the airport on the Maglev train. Sonya had no idea what a Maglev train was and the thought of going to an airport just for a trip on a train and not to catch a flight ...