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Dec 15, 2014 - Tranche de vie a Shanghai en vrac

La vie a Shanghai suit son cours... Virg découvre une autre facette de la Chine en allant bosser. Le deco des bureaux; la sieste du midi, tete posee sur son bureau; les coussins soleil, grenouille ou Hello Kitty surement meilleur pour le dos que la chaise ergonomique et le moment préféré de Virg: le dej quand il est typiquement chinois :-) Le poisson en chine: une experience: d'abord tu l'attrapes directement dans le plat...avec des baguettes puis une fois dans la bouche, tu te débrouilles comme tu peux pour recracher les arrêtes et avaler...

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Nov 19, 2014 - Shanghai

It's been a couple of years since the last time I was in Shanghai and I was keen to see how high the new Shanghai Tower is now. Last time I was here it was level with my room on the 95th Floor of the Jin Mao Tower. It now towers over both the JM and the Shanghai World Finance Centre. I think it's now at full height but not quite completely finished. Had to get picked up for at 6am for a drive to a suplier in Hangzhou then got stuck in the Shanghai traffic for over an hour on the way back making for a 12 hour day. Stayed on the Peoples...

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Oct 31, 2014 - Halloween en Chine

La recette de la soiree d Halloween (english version below) - Prévenez 3 douzaines d'invites une bonne quinzaine de jours a l avance - Laisser reposer et chercher des costumes. - Complétez votre collection grandissante d object s de deco lies a votre soiree sordide - 1 semaine avant installe la deco et surtout faites le petit a petit pour ne pas effrayer vos enfants - preparer le punch 6 jours avant et goute pendant 5 jours sous le prétexte de savoir s il faut l ajuster ! J-24h, c est le moment de sortir vos costumes sans les enfiler pour...

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Oct 17, 2014 - Shanghai na 1 maand

Dag allemaal. Waar was ik ook alweer gebleven. Oh ja vrijdag, de dag dat ik zou gaan zwemmen. Dat…. ging dus niet door. Ze hadden nou juist die vrijdag besloten om alles dicht te doen wegens onderhoudswerkzaamheden. Tja, daar stond ik dan met al mijn spullen en wilde zeker niet weer naar huis, aangezien de ayi daar vrolijk in de weer zou zijn. De ayi is onze schoonmaakster, genaamd Delli uit de Filippijnen. Het is een lief mens, maar klept de oren van je hoofd en daarnaast voel ik me erg ongemakkelijk als zij schoonmaakt terwijl ik daar ook...

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Larissa in Shanghai

Oct 12, 2014 - Shanghai, China, part 1

Shanghai Part 1: Oct 12 to 18, Josh's entry We started our stay in Shanghai with a three a.m. arrival to Jeanne and Craig's house. Both Jeanne and Craig worked at JPA with Dad and we became pretty close friends with them over the course of our stay. Jeanne kindly met us downstairs and led us up to her nice but small apartment. We were exhausted and we immediately crashed in our designated beds which meant Adrienne and I were on the couch. The apartment was a small two bedroom one bathroom, but we made it work. We spent the next morning...

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Oct 5, 2014 - Day 12/13 Monday/Tuesday

Last day and flying home. Got woken this morning to Lea not feeling well and needed to go to doc from the fall. Her head was sore and hurting with a cut. Was frantic and confusing to all but org'd with teachers that I would take her to docs and we would meet them all Beijing airport for flight to Shanghai and then home. We had time so wasn't too bad. A bit panicky and tour leader didn't help much and teachers more unhappy that it was the day going home and stuff, but ya can't help bad luck. The doc next to hotel wouldn't treat foreigners...

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Oct 5, 2014 - Day 11 Sunday

Sleep was good. Brekky was awesomondo again. Love the bacon and egg sang as and juices..They do double fried eggs. Lol. Very western. Hehe. Went to temple of heaven. It was nice but not much to do. Just a temple surrounded by walls and small temples each side. Still brilliant but getting used to seeing temples and palaces now. Lol. The walk in the park to it was better and lots, I mean lots, people playing card games and a footsy type game with a feathered weighted thingy. We tried but not so good. Lol. Beautiful park. We did a tea ceremony...

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Oct 5, 2014 - Day 10 Saturday

Great sleep again. Awesome brekky again too. Then off to Great Wall of China. It took longer than expected through traffic and only had 1hr there after 1.5hrs driving. But, can I say, superb and a wonderful experience. We walked up the hill a bit then took a cable car to the top and walked along two Watchtowers (13 & 14). Cable car awesome and wall just magnificent views. Not as good as from Great Wall though. There's enough material to build a wall around the world 1m high and 5m wide. No wonder it is a wonder of the world. Lea and I did...

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Oct 5, 2014 - Day 9 Friday

Much better sleep here. Beds softer and comfier. Brekky here at the Traders is the best as well. Much more Western on offer. Still stuck to Western. Lol. And cold juices here. Yuummmm. Off to Summer Palace first. The Summer Palace was so beautiful and massive. It also had long walkways between each palace structure with beautiful paintings. We had a short tour of couple palaces and heard stories of the 'Dragon Lady' who was the evil decision maker behind the Emporer and her times as emporess. There was a lake in the middle of all and we...

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Oct 4, 2014 - Day 8 Thursday

Up this morning early again for a western brekky (bacon eggs) and then a 1.5hr bus to Shanghai for an airplane to Beijing. At the airport after check in, we got called to baggage inspection for a problem and it ended up being Lea's bag, cos of a clicker for mozzie bites. Lol. The police carried machine guns here. The plane trip was ok but same processes as international. Noticeably the roads are wider in Beijing, mbikes had their own lanes and seemed busier with newer cars. Taxis are Hyundai's and newer than Shanghai's. We saw Ferrari's,...

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Sep 29, 2014 - Shanghai day 3

SEP29: Shanghai Our last day is a free day, most chose to go down town shopping. After breakfast, our guide, felix, took us by way of the Shanghai subway to 2 shopping districts. At the first one some of us went into a 4 story building called “Hancity fashion & accessories Plaza” which was like an indoor mall. It was filled with very small shops selling cloths, jewelry, watches, luggage, and electronics to name a few. We spent 2 hours in there. The sales people were very aggressive and you had to bargain the price. They would start out...

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Sep 28, 2014 - Day 6 Tuesday

Western brekky again. All getting real tired from the draining days already. Lol. We did Chinese Kung fu this morning at school and sooooo hot. Was fun as tho. Did it in front of school with the teachers. Lol. Then kids did their 1/2hr exercises. Lea and I ran through all groups and run amuck. Lol. Kids loved it. They love us. We are crazy and high 5'ing and talking to them. Not as apprehensive toward us now. That made us even hotter of course. Soooo muggy. After this, Lea, Sonia and I went to Wanda Mall til lunch for shopping while kids...

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