I've been busting to show everyone, but because of certain banned sites in China, I couldn't access my page properly. It would seem that China doesn't like it's people to share their goings on - no facebook, blogs, flickr, nothing. So here goes...
Our first 4 nights were spent in Shanghai, what an ace place! Crazy everywhere you look, something different around every corner. Unfortunately some silly twit accidentally wiped most of my Shanghai photos and I almost slit my wrists, but I realised I had edited and saved my favorites - about 40 of them, so that was a consolation, right? I keep telling myself that!
|The view from our hotel room|
|This cracked me up! People just having a dance on the street with their music playing, nearly joined in but we were in a hurry our guide told us. Granny in purple trackies was the funniest, had some ace moves!|
|The Bund. The smog was actually quite good this day apparently.|
|These Chinese guys didn't have their own camera so paid someone to take their photo with us! Aah the life of a blonde!|
|They'll hang their undies anywhere in China - no shame at all!|
|I loved these little alleys|
|An antique market. Bought a few goodies for the new shop here|
|Fuxing Park - a place for retirees to come and enjoy Tai Chi, singing, dancing, playing chess, or whatever it is that they love. It was an amazing place to see.|
|My parents joined in the street dancing. After this photo was taken, I was whisked away by a Chinese man who showed me off to all his friends! I'm not much of a dancer so it was interesting!|
|That's right, fishing for goldfish!|
|Zhujiajiao is an ancient town like Venice with the water canals. A very busy little place with all sorts of interesting food and smells around.|
|These old ladies were selling goldfish for people to set free into the river. You make a wish when you throw them in and your wish comes true as the fish is grateful for it's freedom!|
|Only in China will you see men welding without masks or harnesses 6 stories in the air on bamboo scaffolding.|
|Doesn't he look so cute and innocent? Only moments earlier he chucked a wobbly and threw his bike at someone and tipped a table that people were playing chess at!|
I just loved ever bit of Shanghai and would do it all again. Maybe I won't delete my photos next time.