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October 15, 2014
Shanghai is China's vibrant financial and artistic center. Shanghai, literally means "above the sea," is China’s largest and most dynamic city, with a population of 25 million. In the 13th century, it became a minor county seat and so it remained until the mid-19th century when British commercial ambitions led to war with China. The ensuing Treaty of Nanking ...
While travelling through India and Nepal the outlet for our British moaning was the buses. Uncomfortable and dangerous, we really did despair each time we boarded one. The buses in China aren't too bad. The drivers are still nuts but the roads are generally very good and the buses aren't too shabby. Although apparently there are around six hundred road deaths per day in China compared with India's modest three hundred. ...
... relief was short lived as the first time the toilet was flushed things deteriorated. The bowl filled to almost overflowing and the water wouldn't subside. We reported this to reception and before long a man arrived wielding a plunger and a grin from ear to ear! He obviously knew the problem and enthusiastically went to work. To give him his due - the water did eventually subside but we had the same problem whenever the toilet was flushed. 4 star hotel? I think not!
... and she is looking at me in the mirror straddling me. I took a deep breath and kindly say no and put my head back down. I had about 30 minutes left and here I think I am going to flip over....nope...butt massage. I think she was confused because I have never clenched so hard in my life....she was a bit too close to the "dark side" and I think she got the hint! I flipped over and she did my legs and arms and I was thinking this was close to being over....NOPE...Miss Lucy pulled my ...
... sesh over I think! Phew!
Found out that we will not be allowed Christmas day off, but honestly I'm fine with that, this way I'll be able to spend it with my kids, and it's not like it's going to feel like Christmas anyway being away from home!
Quick update - Nov 6th - walked into Gubei School office this morning and said good morning to everyone as usual, and as usual the three other teachers replied 'good morning' and Marcie did not even raise her head!