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Oct 31, 2004 - Shanghai

We met up with Richard Yun, a friend of Jay's from high school, and his family. They took us all around Shanghai. In the photo all of us are riding on a little train/trolley car along Nanking Rd, a major shopping district. Richard and Julie took us to eat lunch at a Dim Sum restaurant and a Sezchuan restaurant. The food was amazing. We had egg custard tartlets, a Chinese style tamale with chopped vegetables and dough wrapped in a bamboo leaf, steamed buns with vegetables inside, mung bean noodles with a spicy sauce, mango custard and a...

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Luan Jay Sunni

Oct 26, 2004 - Leaving for Shanghai

We haven't exactly been sleeping through the night lately. It's nice though in Eureka because you can see the stars or the fog or listen to the rain. Raccoons ran across the roof for a while too. Pictured are the pile of hats that Sunni has arranged to take to the orphanage. Sunni said she wanted to take 100 hats to the orphanage, having knit 12. Saremy, one of her friends, ended up making close to 100 hats herself and more friends added their creations. In short, we've been wonderfully surprised and truly graced by all of the support and...

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Luan Jay Sunni

Oct 21, 2004 - Shanghai

Arrivee a Shanghai a 14.00, devant les tapis roulants je rencontre Niels, un hollandais qui me demande si j'ai un bon plan pour la nuit. Je lui propose de partager un taxi jusqu'au Youth Hostel. Lui non plus n'a plus eu une conversation normale depuis plusieurs jours, alors on papote, on papote... Lui a pris un avion a Yichang et a eu le vol pour 300 yuans parce qu'il y avait une longue correspondance a Wuhan... Le youth hostel est tres bien, tres propre, a 6 euros la nuit et bien situe pres du Bund. Je prends une douche, je vais en ville,...

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Oct 8, 2004 - Back From Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Suzhou

So I am back from my journey to several of China's finest cities. And it occurs to me that my fingernails are the longest they have ever been and it makes it difficult to type. You see, I used to bite my nails but China is so dirty that I wouldn't dare put my fingers in my mouth and therefore I have broken my habit. Yeah for me. So I travelled to Shanghai, (a 12 hour soft-sleeper overnight train ride) with three other CIEE students, Alana, Jonathan, and Jarek. It was a wonderful trip. Shanghai's air is a lot cleaner than Beijing, the taxis...

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Sep 29, 2004 - Shanghai - Pearl of the Orient

UPDATE _ technical issues have now been resolved - check old entries for new piccies. Left Xian on Pennys brithday for a 17 hour train journey to Shanghai. Although experienced in the art of chinese train travel (ie squat toilets on moving train, communal bathrooms - 2 sinks 200 people) we were not prepared for mr snore who managaed to keep the whole carraige awake all night but woke himself remarkably refreshed at 7am! Nice to arrive in Shanghai - a far cleaner more western city. Visited the main sites, went up the pearl TV tower, went to...

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Soapdodgers On Tour

Aug 6, 2004 - Shanghai la moderne

Contrairement à Pékin, nous sommes favorablement impressionnés par l'urbanisme que nous découvrons a Shanghai. Il faut dire que nous retrouvons un certain nombre de repéres des grandes cités européennes ou américaines. Le quartier du Bund n'est pas sans évoquer Chicago et ses buildings des années 20. Le quartier a conservé une taille humaine, et on s'y promène facilement à pied. Bien sur la ville avec ses treize millions d'habitants ne se limite pas à ce seul quartier, et de nombreux buildings modernes sont érigés de toute part. Mais...

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Jul 16, 2004 - Shanghai

Gisteren in Tunxi de trein naar Shanghai genomen. Een reis van 11 1/2 uur. Bij het station beginnen 2 Chinese jongens Nederlands tegen ons te spreken. Ze komen uit Dordrecht en Bergen Op Zoom en hadden op het hockeyshirt dat ik aan heb "Schiedam" zien staan. Ze zijn dus op vakantie in hun geboorteland. In Het station in het eerste wat we zien een groot bord van de ING Bank en in de metro zien we een meisje lopen met een Nederlands Elftal shirt van Ruud van Nistelrooij. We nemen geen hostel in Shanghai, want we willen i.v.m. het schema...

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Jun 10, 2004 - Culture Shock

Ni Hao. That's about 50% of my Madarin reportoir. The good news is, you can use that catchy phrase to say "hello", "good day", and "how are you?" I may have been overly optimistic in my thinking that I could easily navigate in a country that has several native languages and 100's of dialects (English is not one of them). Too bad. I am trippin in Shanghai-- a city that is part Gothem, part Vegas, part Paris. I have been chatting with a man named Song who spent the past 13 years in a Beijing prison for speaking out against the gov't. He was...

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ROVING ENOPHILE

Feb 29, 2004 - Shanghai

On Sunday morning, we meandered up the Huangpu River and arrived in Shanghai. Going through health quarantine, we all had a thermometer stuck in our ears to check body temperature and then it was out into the city. Our youth hostel was in a fabulous part of the city, just off the famous Bund - the riverside strip of grand foreign buildings - and the bar which was about a 10 step stagger from our room had the most wonderful view over the modern part of the city across the river. Shanghai really wasn't what I expected at all, and certainly...

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Oct 19, 2002 - Shanghai

We arrived in Shanghai and checked into the historic Astor House Hotel which is located just off the Bund, Shanghai's famous waterfront. Our first impression of Shanghai is that it's an architect's nightmare -- just about every style of architecture can be seen within 360 degrees, from the "tinkertoy molecule model gone awry" style of the Oriental Pearl tower to the various incarnations of rocketship-shaped buildings all contrasted with the European stone edifices of the Bund and the enormous neon billboards along the water. It's all a bit...

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Parlow China Trip

Oct 19, 2001 - Shanghai

We arrived in Shanghai and checked into the historic Astor House Hotel which is located just off the Bund, Shanghai's famous waterfront. Our first impression of Shanghai is that it's an architect's nightmare -- just about every style of architecture can be seen within 360 degrees, from the "tinkertoy molecule model gone awry" style of the Oriental Pearl tower to the various incarnations of rocketship-shaped buildings all contrasted with the European stone edifices of the Bund and the enormous neon billboards along the water. It's all a bit...

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Oct 16, 2001 - Shanghaied Again

Copyright 2004 David Rich 1000 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com S h a n g h a i e d A g a i n Within seconds of arriving at the North Shanghai bus station, we were shanghaied by a cab driver. Apparently, you've got to watch Shanghai cabdrivers like a hawk, but who knew that ahead of time? Before arriving in the city of fraud I'd felt safe relying on taxi meters, but in Shanghai our cabby's meter mysteriously skipped a few dozen yuan. I should have figured it out when he fidgeted with something on the floor in the middle of screeching traffic....

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