February 10th, 2008

EK

Year of the Rat!

I just counted, and NOT counting the USA, China was my 35th country to spend more than 24 hours in!


I went to Shanghai on February 7. China!


It was the first day of the Chinese New Year.


Everything was in Chinese.


The next day, the streets were empty. That's my friend, who had to hear me exclaim, "I'm in China!" all day.


I laughed at this little girl tackling the little boy. The father (of just one of them?) laughed at me taking the picture.


The ________ Chinese food did not appeal to me (sorry, can't think of a diplomatic adjective), so I had Japanese at this place. Notice the same wood block print appears on a pair of these stamps.


The non-Mao sides of the moneys.


Pretty hotel room. It had a huge TV (I got to watch NHK) and the bath was great.