Jinjiang Inn (Shanghai Luwan Liyuan)
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... flew from Wuhan to Shanghai. We had a great walking tour of the Bund before checking in at the Westin Bund hotel. Carol (me) is coming down with a cold so early to bed after dinner. I haven't downloaded photos from today ... I will post later. However, I am posting a couple of snapshots from our room ... I will try to catch up on past posts over the next couple of days. Wi-Fi on the boat was very spotty and ...
... through the unmanned security scanners and lined up at the immigration counter. Unlike Australia, Shanghai airport had more than enough counters open to handle the incoming crowds. And even though I was more than sure that we didn't require a visa for our stay, the immigration officer needed his superior to be certain. After letting us through, we gather our things, and we find our driver waiting to transfer us to our hotel. We hit a wall of heat as we exit ...
... road with all the expensive shops like Gucci and Apple
stores and stuff.
We went back to the hotel and rested a bit. It
was common, especially the first couple days, to feel exhausted after only
being out for a couple hours. There is just so much stuff going on, it’s a sensory
overload at first. Later on that night we walked around the mall that was close
to us, nothing to special there. There was a cool dome thing though. ...
... toilet - a fat hairy man squatting above a toilet without a door, one hand holding a fag and the other gloriously unbashfully giving himself a good old wipe. Lovely.
To be fair, public toilets are pretty gross everywhere in the world, and squatters can be found in all across Asia, not just China. But to me and my prudish ways, they are the worst things in the world, and that includes both 9/11 and the Spice Girls.
Rant over. Glad I got it out of my system.
... one in China will be worse off than she is. Fact.
If I die single, I will have failed no one. Of course my parents want grandchildren but honestly, I could adopt a child, or ten, and no one would bat an eye at me. Even if they don't have grandchildren, my parents will not blame me for ruining the family genealogy. While society may think it somewhat out of the ordinary, I would never be ostracized for my way of life. In fact, I'm willing to bet that ...
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