Birthday to Dai-Lo!
China Trip-Day 9
was another quiet day. I didn't sleep well because Ashlyn kept coughing,
tossing, and turning all night. I missed breakfast, and housekeeping
kept ringing our doorbell. Which is a lot better than housekeeping back
in the States...where they knock once, then enter your room.
Other observations I made are: panty lines run rampant here, girls hold hands with their girlfriends/classmates a lot, hosiery are very popular...but not in a way that's attractive. They sell open-toed panty hose. Let me say that again...open-toed panty hose. WHAT'S THE POINT?! The women love to wear calf-length stockings. Not knee highs or thigh highs, but calf highs....and they usually pair it up with sandals and mini skirt or shorts. Double faux pas. Everyone is stick-skinny. Everyone litter's like a mad...but Shanghai manages to keep their streets very clean. Also I noticed that everything is landscaped. Beautiful lawns, trees, and flowers everywhere. In the middle of a busy street, along the freeways, etc. Very impressed.
and I got back to the hotel a little afternoon. I picked up a cup of
instant noodles at a market. We have a nifty water heater/sterilizer
in our room. *voila!*...lunch is served! =D Oh, can I just tell you
how bad Shanghai tap water is? It's notoriously bad. They even give
you bottle water to gargle with after you brush your teeth. But with
the water heater, you're able to drink the water. Unfortunately, the
water heater doesn't change the smell of the water. The water doesn't
stink, but it does have a certain smell to it. Hard to describe, but
water shouldn't even have a smell!
After Aric got back from work, we decided to hit up the street market again for some last minute items. The street markets on stay open until 8pm or so....so that allowed us a little over an hour to shop. Aric and I discovered that closing time is the best time to shop. It's not crowded at all, and vendors are more willing to sell you items at the price you quote. Kickass!
Aric and I picked up Pizza Hut on the way back. Yeah yeah...why are we eating stuff we can get at home? It's because we can order the stuff. Going to a restaurant by ourselves and ordering would be hard. Besides, we don't know where to go.
days seem to be passing more quickly now.
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