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"Wait, is Jade a stone? I thought it was the Buddha's name" says Ben as we look on at the pale green statue. We had been to a couple of temples now but this one had the edge as there were lots of people there who had come to worship. In the courtyard between two of the temple buildings was a small fire. People were helping themselves to handfuls of incence sticks, lighting them on fire and then bowing 12 times in ...
... the end of this year and will be the tallest building in China. It is so high you have to lean your head so far back to see the top. Anyway, we decided to get dressed up (me in flip flops as I don't have any heels) and go up Jin Mao Tower. The grand Hyatt is in that building and Cloud 9 bar. We were both really nervous going in haha we thought they might turn us away but they didn't. We were escorted through to the first lift. 0 to 54 floors. Our ...
... the Shanghai National Art Museum; we had to go through security before entering and one thing I found interesting about this process was that you could bring something in to drink, but at security they made you take a drink of it to prove that it is not dangerous. Two people did presentations about Chinese art and calligraphy and then we explored the museum for about three or four hours. Everyone was getting very hungry by this point, so we left the ...
... academy, getting the key to my room and discover the shanghai alternative of 'studying'. That is the scariest thought.
However, today all I can think about is how long it will be till I see my family and my friends again. The emotional goodbye at terminal 5 in Heathrow with Thys, was probably the hardest thing I've ever done. Goodbyes are never easy and I knew that, but I ...
... br> I had 16 hours left.
At 1ish am, I was sitting in the lobby and a group of Frenchies were playing pool, another group was at the bar talking about their travels from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and 4 month long stays in China.
I went to the other side and opened my Shanghai map, and the Lonely Planet travel guide which I borrowed from the Hostel Lobby. 60 minutes later, I had a block by ...