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... today was to visit the Yuyuan Garden, a private garden originally built in 1559 and now owned by the state and open to the public. After meeting our guide she told us the garden was shut for a visit by the President of Iran. However on walking past the entrance to get to the nearby bazaar, seeing other people going in and some cajoling of our guide, who still believed the place to be shut, we went in. The Iranian President had decided not to visit this fine example ...
... e-mail with questions, telephone call (long one as we need to repeat a lot so that both sides understand each other) e-mail with bulletpoints from the phone call to make sure we have the same understandings and that I will get answers on all my actions.
This is quite time consuming but I am learning a lot through this. Before this evening I was not so much aware of all these differences but working in China is definitely different, exciting and an informative (lehrreich) ...
... small hours.
So, remember when I said I was going to Seoul for the last time? Weeeeell, it might not have been the last time... Remember Aussie Korrine that I met in Korea, and then stayed with for a couple of weeks this time last year? (At this EXACT time last year, I was at her niece Charlotte's birthday party, wearing a hat made of balloons) Well, she and little Quinn are heading back over there! I'm kinda hoping that the two of them can make it ...
... because it was in Chinese with Chinese subtitles but it was impressive even so. The music was quite strange and didn't really help to understand the story as it was difficult to tell if the characters were singing happy songs or sad songs! The costumes were pretty amazing though and the sets were simple but looked really good. We also did two day trips from Shanghai. The first to was to Suzhou, a city with pretty canals and streets running alongside them. It ...
... of this and the financial district on the opposite side of the river.
After countless photos we moved on down Jinling Road, which was lined with a number of shops selling various textiles goods. Steph enjoyed seeing the millions of buttons, ribbons, materials and lace trimmings they had to offer, I (Dave) on the other hand didn't.
Something we discovered to our own amusment (at times) is that chaos rules supreme here in Shanghai, everybody drives, rides ...
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