Motel 168 (Shanghai South Station Shanghai Normal University)
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... international date line so moved from being 8 hours behind the UK to 7 hours ahead, time travelling, no big deal.
When I landed it was 4pm the next day, I got a taxi to my hostel which was interesting as he parked up in what looked like a traditional street market alley, which was looking a little worse for wear and was pointing at a building. This building turned out to be my hostel but for a minute I did think "where the hell he is dropping me off". Shanghai ...
... This one involved a lone performer on a stage dressed up in a Beijing Opera type elaborate costume….he would nod his head and all of a sudden a new mask would shoot down over his face. He changed masks mysteriously about 20 times throughout the performance and the crowd absolutely loved it (see video attached). We are accepting theories on how he does it, but presently we are clueless.
Tuesday night we all went to the top of the bottle opener ...
... to find a credit card machine!!! Meanwhile I sat in the car waiting. Then we were back to the hotel for a quick called-ahead-and-ordered lunch. Then off to the airport……..a whirlwind ending. John opted to carry Squishy home. He fit into my Baggalini with his head sticking out and he was wrapped in bubble wrap. He’ll be on display soon.
... of pillowcases. Well done, Jen ! This is your contribution to the Chinese silk industry. Our purchases are being shipped home - taking 2-3 months to arrive. We visited a garden and then stopped for lunch. Another garden after lunch and a boat trip up the river followed by a long car ride back to the hotel. The traffic is incredible and follows Rafferty's ...
... our way down the road to the store. I bought a sketch pad and some pencils in the hopes that I might be able to get some drawing done while I'm here. So far, that hasn't turned out to be the case, but I still have quite a bit of time before I have to head home, so I haven't given up yet.
Therein lies the end of this post's tale. Be assured that I will be much better about posting more often starting today as I seek to be more productive with my time here in China. ...