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  • Day22

    Shanghaï et le Coronavirus

    January 31, 2020 in China ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    Plus célèbre en ce moment que la bière du même nom : le Corona virus !
    Comment ça ce n'est pas le bon moment pour voyager en Chine ? C'est vrai que nous sommes arrivés sans s'être vraiment renseignés, dans la foulée du nouvel an mais en effet, depuis 10 jours, la Chine vit dans la peur, la psychose même. Les habitants ne sortent de chez eux qu'avec le précieux masque vissé sur le visage et on vous dévisage, voire on vous en offre de manière insistante, si vous n'en portez pas. Chaque entrée de centre commercial ou gare est ponctuée d'une sympathique prise de température : on est donc sur d'être en forme. De Pékin à Shanghaï, les villes chinoises ont renforcé l'entrée des gares et lieux publics et ont surtout fermé tous les lieux touristiques. Musées, expos, tours, temples, cinémas, librairies, même certains parcs ou même les quais du fleuve Huangpu sont cloisonnés sur certaines portions. Impossible donc de visiter les maisons historiques de la ville ou encore d'admirer les collections d'art du musée de Shanghaï. Frustrant au possible.
    Cependant, le virus mêlé aux vacances de printemps dévoile Shanghaï sous un jour inattendu : une ville calme, désertée. Les immenses rues ne sont occupées que par quelques scooters et livreurs de repas, même pas besoin d'attendre le feu vert pour traverser... La ville est silencieuse, on entend juste l'agréable piaillement des oiseaux. Le métro est très peu rempli et un bon nombre de petites échoppes et restaurants sont eux aussi fermés. Compliqué pour nous de trouver où manger végétarien quand les adresses repérées sur internet ont portes closes... Mais on a quand même réussi à bien profiter de la nourriture chinoise ! Dim sum à tout va, soupes de nouilles, riz et même des chow Mai végétarien au champignons, un vrai régal ! Le virus ne nous aura pas empêcher de bien manger, mais peut-être nous empêchera-t-il de sortir de Chine... On croise les doigts.
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  • Day49

    Shanghai - French Concession

    October 19, 2019 in China ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Nach dem Ausflug nach Zhujiajio sind wir noch ein wenig durch das ehemalige französische Viertel, das heutzutage als „French Concession“ bezeichnet wird, gelaufen. Dort gibt es schöne Alleen mit Platanen, alte Villen, hippe Boutiquen und Lokale und auch ausgefallene Geschäfte, wie z.B. Geigenbauer.
    Zum Abendessen gab es eine Shanghaier Spezialität und zwar gebratene Dumplings.
    Mal wieder haben wir den Abend mit einem Spaziergang am "The Bund" ausklingen lassen.
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  • Oct6

    A Loud Pop, A Woman Down

    October 6, 2019 in China ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    I heard a loud pop as the woman behind me hit the concrete. Everyone in the line to enter the Shanghai Museum fled from the noise, and I stood with Shane Lawrence next to Mary Larsen, sprawled out on the walkway. I had met her only the day before. She had tripped over a plastic hump covering electrical cords, and lay motionless on the concrete. Her right wrist showed an ugly bulge, and her hip hurt so that she could hardly walk. A guard rushed over to open that barrier that held us in the queue. Shane and I slowly pulled Mary to her feet as the guard shouted Chinese orders and motioned for Mary and me to go into the building—not Shane, just me. I don’t know why. Security officials ushered us into a cloakroom, where they asked Mary if she wanted a glass of water. In broken Chinese I suggested that they bring ice for her wrist, swelling and turning purple. Bringing a cold pack, they asked if she wanted an ambulance to take her to the hospital. After some discussion, they allowed Mary to go to the nearest hospital in a cab. The guards allowed Shane’s wife Mandy, a nurse, to join us. The taxi took us to a hospital, maybe ten minutes away, where we sought the entrance to the emergency room.

    Mary struggled to walk in the parking lot as I saw a woman whom I asked in Chinese, “Do you work here?” She said she did. I asked, “Can you help us take this woman to the emergency room?”

    Immediately she was a blur of action as she produced a wheelchair and rolled Mary up a nearby ramp and through a door draped with a heavy brown canvas curtain. She pushed Mary’s wheelchair through the split in the middle of the curtain into a semi-lit room. A baby with a bandage on its head cried with pain. An old lady covered in bloody bandages lay unconscious, surrounded by family members in the middle of the room. A wall of patients with a wide range of injuries and illnesses looked down at the floor as they sat in silence on gray metal folding chairs extending in a line down a hallway. In the corner of the room our helper began a Chinese shouting match at the nurses’ station, adding to the cacophony of wailing infants. A well dressed Chinese woman came to me and asked in broken English what was happening. I told her that Mrs. Larsen had fallen and broken her wrist. She joined the shouting match and after a few minutes told me that this hospital was only for ordinary citizens of Shanghai. Party officials, VIP’s and foreign tourists were treated in another, better hospital nearby. This hospital could not admit Mary. After more shouting with the hospital staff, she told me that a nurse was calling the other hospital to arrange for Mary to be transferred there. She spoke in broken English, I in broken Chinese, as I learned that she now lives in Ohio, but that she was in Shanghai tending to her mother, who was currently admitted as a patient. Finishing her phone call, the head nurse informed us that because the National Day celebration was underway, many of the the VIP hospital’s staff were on vacation, and no doctors were working at the VIP hospital that day. Then she said that if Mary thought her wrist was broken, she could stay, and they would treat it when her turn came. Because Mary was a foreign tourist, though, they would try to advance her in their schedule. Mandy and I held a quick discussion with Mary, and she decided that she would prefer to receive treatment elsewhere. We decided to take a cab back to our hotel to assess our options.

    Back at the hotel about lunchtime, I explained our situation to the concierge. She snapped into action as we took Mary to use the restroom in the hotel’s restaurant. The concierge said she was working things out and suggested that we return to our rooms for a few minutes. She would call us soon with more information. Mary’s arm and hip made her grimace as she asked to be allowed to wait in place, there in the restaurant. I returned to my room and ate a quick bag of peanuts washed down with a bottle of water.

    Our concierge advised us that she had made an appointment for Mary at a better hospital at 2 pm. She also introduced us to Jenny, our translator. At 1:20 pm we took a taxi to an emergency medical clinic near the old Russian embassy. The staff took Mary back for x-rays, with nurse Mandy accompanying her. I learned that Jenny was a Russian from Yekaterinburg studying hotel management in Shanghai. Her Chinese was superb. Her English was reasonably good. X-rays showed that Mary’s wrist was shattered, her hip was badly bruised but not broken. We would need to go to a hospital with an orthopedic surgeon for the wrist.

    Another cab ride took us to United Family Healthcare, a hospital with an orthopedic surgeon named Dr. Xu. After more X-rays and CT scans, the doctor advised Mary that surgery was necessary, the sooner the better. Mandy expressed both to the doctor and to us her serious reservations about Mary’s decision to allow a foreign surgeon in a Chinese hospital repair her wrist. Calmly Dr. Xu explained the risks involved in waiting to have the procedure done after returning Mary to the United States. Mandy asked me to step outside of the room and told me that she was having a panic attack.

    I said, “Panic attacks are not authorized tonight. You can have one, but not now. You’ll have to wait and have it later once we have Mary safe.”

    Finally, Mary had her mind made up: she would have the surgery in China. Again Mandy attempted to persuade Mary to delay surgery until she returned home to Arizona. Dr. Xu told Mary that he would prefer for her to stay overnight so that he could take her to surgery early the next morning, but because she had some things to pack, Mary asked to return to the hotel that night. She would return to the hospital for surgery the next morning.

    By that time Ray, our Viking tour guide, had arrived in Shanghai. Because my cell phone was not completing phone calls since arriving in China, I asked a nursing station attendant to call him for me. I reported the situation to him. He suggested that I tell the taxi driver to drop us at our hotel’s rear entrance on Dian Shi Road to avoid the National Day Parade. When we approached the area of the hotel, however, the police would not allow the driver to turn onto Dian Shi Road. I asked the driver to let us out at the intersection of Bei Jing and Si Chuan Roads. With the battery supply in my cell phone nearing zero I shot one final text message to Glenda asking her to have Ray meet us there with a wheelchair. He did so within ten minutes, and we returned to the Fairmont Peace Hotel at around 10:30 pm.
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  • Oct6

    Ambrosian Breakfast

    October 6, 2019 in China ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    The Fairmont Peace Hotel on the Bund in Shanghai is the most sumptuous and artistically beautiful hotel I have ever stayed in. This morning’s breakfast offered every type of cuisine, Eastern and Western. I have never had better food anywhere. We started off with traditional omelettes, but then I added some Chinese dumplings, pork inside a steamed bread roll. Everything was at least as good as the best food I ever tasted. Some of it was better. We have enjoyed egg custard tarts everywhere from North Carolina to Europe. Until today the best I had ever tasted were in Portugal, but today’s tarts here in Shanghai topped them. Today we will enjoy another trip to a garden in Suzhou, a seventeenth-century wonder, and will learn about the production of silk.Read more

  • Day4

    Shanghai Museum

    March 27, 2019 in China ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    After our dumpling festival , we caught the subway with Tom (our tour guide) over to the Shanghai museum which we toured for a little over an hour. One of the top museums in China. Tom is turning out to be an outstanding tour guide. Very congenial. Majored in Literature at the university. Has been leading tours for many years.Read more

  • Oct7

    Old Shanghai

    October 7, 2019 in China ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Our tour of Shanghai resumed today after yesterday’s unfortunate accident. We began by visiting Old Shanghai. This area retained many of the old buildings in the city and for many years was nearly in ruins. A few years ago the city government cleaned up the neighborhood and rebuilt some of the old public buildings. The result is a magnificent “new” old city. A lovely marketplace attracts both tourists and locals to a place where they can dine, snack, wander, meet friends or just hang out.

    The Buddhist Temple of the Jade Buddha is one of the most important in China. It claims several of the largest and most important statues of the Buddha in the world. Before 1949 approximately 90 percent of the Chinese population were Buddhist. Now the number of Chinese who claim any religion is far less. Less than one percent are Christians.

    We enjoyed a delicious Chinese meal at a local restaurant before driving over to the museum.

    Though I missed our own private visit to the Shanghai Museum yesterday because of Mary’s accident, we visited the museum today with our tour group. Normally it is closed on Monday, but because this is the week of National Day, the exhibits were open today. Glenda showed me the collection of bronzes, some dating from 2000 years before Christ. I never knew Chinese history went back so far. These lovely bronze wine vessels were made in the time of the Sumerians and Akkadians. Somehow that ancient period in China escaped the notice of the history books I read as a child. I was especially interested in a collection of ancient drums from about 1800 BC, and a set of bronze bells, whose recorded sounds were enchanting. Later I made my usual pilgrimage to see the calligraphy exhibit and the one for ancient Chinese art.

    We enjoyed strolling along the Bund and seeing it lit up in the evening from the observation deck on top of our hotel. An elegant supper allowed us to meet two new friends, Felicia and her husband T, who is the illustrator for the comic strip “Over the Hedge.” His work was made into a movie featuring Tom Cruise a few years ago. After dinner we went to a theater, where we were amazed by the performance by a Chinese acrobatic troupe. By the time we returned to our hotel we were ready for bed.
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  • Apr17

    Xian Muslim Markets

    April 17, 2018 in China ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Today after going to the terracotta warriors we took a bus ride to the Muslim markets. After arriving I went with du Lao Shi to get local ice cream. Du Lao Shi got a wasabi and chilli ice cream that he despised greatly. I however did not mind it and caused it to be less of a money wastage! We then went onto the street where we got some sugar coated strawberries. After that the great du Lao Shi left us and we continued through the markets constantly being honked at by passing scooters. I then bought a flying minion and we began the journey home. By SamRead more

  • Apr17

    Xian Terracotta Warrior

    April 17, 2018 in China ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Today we travelled to a factory where they replicate and manufacture terracotta warriors, we say how they were made in a variety of sizes, there was quite a large shopping area with furniture, clothing, jewellery and of course terracotta warriors, many people including me got 15cm sized ones, however you could get a series of packs and sizes, we also saw the ones that the school owns. After that we went to the actual terracotta warriors, in the first pit there is around 3000, we then had buffet lunch before heading to the other pits and see two bronze chariots which took 8 years to rebuild. We then left towards the car/bus park to leave for the Muslim street markets. By AshtonRead more

  • Day1413


    January 24, 2019 in China ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    I left California today to fly to shanghai before moving onto Bangkok. The flight to shanghai wasn’t too bad, lasted about 14 hours, I got talking to a girl called dennisse who’s from 🇨🇱 turns out she’s off to Bangkok to. I watched the entire first season of the ranch, plus a few films to help pass the time. The plane was the biggest I’ve ever been on. Huge. Quite comfy too.

    We landed in Shanghai after a fairly uneventful trip but I did get some cool views of Siberia!!!

    We had a wait of 4 hours in Shanghai before the flight to Bangkok which isn’t too bad in an airport as big as shanghai.

    Sitting next to me on the way to Bangkok was a called called Aaron from Oakland who’s a Muay Thai fighter. He’s over for a month to train.

    Land in Bangkok, fly through customs. Taxi to hostel. Pass out after travelling for 20 odd hours
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  • Day6

    Hello Shanghai!

    October 3, 2019 in China ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Heute sind wir für einen Tag nach Shanghai gefahren – in etwas über einer Stunde mit dem Schnellzug je Strecke, kann man mal machen!

    Schon am Bahnhof von Hangzhou wurde uns wieder bewusst, dass durch die Holidays das ganze Land unterwegs ist. By the way: Der Bahnhof hier ist ungefähr so groß wie der Düsseldorfer Flughafen, nur besser strukturiert (angesehen von dem System der Ticketabholung).

    Die Zugfahrt selbst war, dank 1. Klasse Ticket für 16€, ganz entspannt.

    In Shanghai (genauer gesagt der Shoppingmeile Nanjing Road) angekommen waren wir von den Menschenmassen erschlagen 😳 Daran muss man sich erstmal gewöhnen... Also schnell zur „The Bund“ Promenade, Fotos schießen und wieder raus aus dem Gewusel.

    Weiter ging es zu Fuß nach Tianzifang, einem Viertel mit kleinen Shops und Restaurants/Bars. Auch hier war es (natürlich) total voll. Aber auch irgendwie cool, in den kleinen Gassen...

    Und schon wird es langsam dämmerig. Schnell noch für Mich ein paar Schuhe im Shopping Viertel kaufen und dann haben wir uns vorausschauender Weise auch schon gut 3 Stunden vor Abfahrt unseres Zuges auf den Rückweg gemacht. Das war auch gut so, wir hatten am Bahnhof gerade noch Zeit etwas zu essen und dann wurde auch schon fast wieder geboardet... die Zeit verging hier wie im Flug!
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