Jinjiang Inn (Shanghai Jujin Road)
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... ships to pass underneath, you have to travel over a circular road which winds up just so you are high enough to get onto the bridge! On the other side its the same story and it really is a marvel of engineering.
Shanghai has to be one of the fastest developing cities in the world, with the whole of the
financial district being built over the last 20 years. Shanghai has the world's busiest port and is the financial centre of Mainland China. It is also one of the ...
... were carved to represent an actual soldier. They used several different body styles, but all the faces are different and are just set on the body. The clay molds are fired up in a kiln at 900 degrees for several days. If water is added immediately after they come out of the kiln, they turn gray. Each warrior is a little bigger than life-size (they were of Mongolian lineage so would be a bit bigger than the Chinese today) and weighs about 400 pounds. Originally,they were painted.
... which was used as an underground bomb shelter years ago.
This weekend has been very busy. On Friday, when we got to school, our boss told us that we were having a staff dinner after school at a nice Chinese Restuatuant. All the staff from the school, including the AYI's, cooks, teachers, bus drivers, and office assistants came out. The restuarnt was very nice and held about 500 tables which seated about 8/10 people each. You can image how big ...
... spent the first 2 days organizing a car and finding the grocery stores and restaurants. It’s been very nice for a change to be able to make our own meals. I’ve been missing fresh fruits and veg as most things in China and India were either fried or just not smart to eat raw due to possible contamination. We are staying in a 2 bed villa with a lovely balcony where we have been eating most of our meals. The past 2 days have been spent lounging ...
... I buy a pretty little Chinese tea set for a
bargain price. It's a lot more unwieldy than a fridge magnet but will look nice gathering dust on a shelf somewhere. It's a lot more authentic than the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in the flourescent mall with a large Chinese flag draped over the balcony. We take advantage of it and grab a quick shoot with the band draping it round their shoulders before re-boarding the coach and driving for another two long hours, most of ...
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