Jinjiang Inn Shanghai New International Expo Center
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We started the day by having breakfast at the Sheraton. This will for sure be the last time we eat here! All though the buffet was massive and had a huge selection at $60 per person its quite a bit more then what we expected to pay.
After a quick break we took the subway to the Bund probably one of the most famous streets in Shanghai. Its an old historic street which was part of the British concession. It offers ...
... show : ). It was amazing! On our walk back to the hotel, we stopped at the HSBC bank, which stands for Hong Kong Shanghai Bank Corporation. It is one of the buildings that the Europeans are most proud of (they built it). Huge granite pillars sprung up from the ground and reached a gorgeous ceiling mural. When the first mayor walked int to this building, though, he thought it to be too capitalist. Workers had to cement over it, but the mural was ...
... dancing sessions in the middle of the street at night, seemingly spontaneously. (Good to see some elderly people being active and enjoying life.)
9) Random beautiful women come up to you in the street and ask you to go for drinks with them. They'll even offer to pay!
10) Even when I can understand every character of a sentence I usually still don't understand what it means. Sometimes it's the complete opposite of what I think!
... is important to learn about multiple perspectives! The people I am with ask so many interesting questions. Some I would not have thought to ask! I really miss this part of college. I always enjoyed an interesting lecture on a topic I wanted to know more about, and learning the structure of how the government works is always thought provoking.
We then went to lunch. The smell of a Chinese dining hall is ...
... brownies and juice. Their house was beautiful and decorated for Christmas. It was nice to be with people who understood why we celebrate the holiday and to talk and relax. After, I came home and Scott and I went to his German friends home for his birthday. Scott forgot it was his birthday (pssshhh, men) so we didn't bring anything, but he didn't mind. We ate hot pot for dinner, a traditional Chinese type of meal. There is a large "bowl" think crockpot, but not as deep and ...