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Holy moly batman

Written on: Sunday June 7th, 2009

A journal entry from: Oh, I am going to China

as i said holy moly batman. no capitals because the shift is stuck. yes, this is shanghai. flew in at about 330 this afternoon but didn't get out of the airport until 530. took the maglev train from pudong into the city's core. then took a taxi to my hotel. that was a task on its own trying to figure out which taxi's were 'legit' and which weren't. was worried at the hotel when i couldn't get any power, but the receptionist said i 'need to put the card in' question mark. huh. hahaha and finding the internet has been a task as well because no-one spoke english, i have been receiving quite a few stares here. so with that i think i shall head back to the hotel. the tour begins tomorrow evening so i may go out to suzhou a city an hour outside of shanghai, before then, i gather they have an excellent kunqu opera museum there. when i embarked on this trip i wanted something different, and man this is different, and i couldn't be happier. more later, lots of love. oh and couldnt fb, the internet isnt fast enough.

 

From Mahara on Jun 8th, 2009

wow...what an adventure...have fun....stay safe...

From Mom & Ros on Jun 9th, 2009

Great talking with you yesterday. We love reading about your travels. We looked up the Maglev online & it's amazing. Watched a video - speed & technology are awesome. Continue to be safe and log more adventures. Love, Mom & Ros xxxooo

From Catherine on Jun 10th, 2009

Oh my goodness!!! so excited for you! Looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing your pics when you get back. if you get a chance to hear any singers from mountains singing traditional songs go for it...it is very piercing but the vocal control is amazing. Have fun and enjoy!

From Annette on Jun 12th, 2009

What an experience!! Keep the updates coming. Stay safe. Miss you! Happy travels!!