Monday, April 14, 2008

Where Am I?

Maybe the fruit bowl in our room will help you guess.

I'll make it easy. Take a closer look.

Do these help?

Okay, I'll tell you.

I'm in Shanghai for a few days with H. Yes, CHINA! He's on business, as usual, and I'm not (as usual). It's pretty quick visit with a couple days in Beijing tacked on at the end.

This is my first trip to China and I'm fascinated. It does and doesn't look like I thought it would.

I had heard the streets were teaming with people...not so much, but it WAS a Monday afternoon when we arrived. There were tons of trucks on the road, mostly big blue banged-up ones, with people occasionally riding in the back of the flat beds. There were no hordes of bicycles, in fact I saw more in Copenhagen a year and a half ago...

The amazing thing about Shanghai is the buildings. There are tall, very tall, very, VERY tall buildings that dwarf the people on the streets below. In fact, the lobby of our hotel doesn't even start until the 54th floor. We're on the seventy-something floor, out of 85. This is the view from our floor to that lobby...Yikes!

Okay, stay tuned if you want to hear about a banquet that had so many dishes that the bamboo trees thought they were going to be next...Wait a minute. They were!


Anonymous said...

Now the important question: lee-chee or lie-chee?

Emiline said...

Oh my goodnes! Look how high up you are!
Glad you made it ok. Can't wait to hear about the buffet.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Wow. You are really going places - literally!

Love the photos and it looks like you're having a blast. Eat up and tell us all about it.

Sue said...

Hi Anon,
When I learn the answer to your query, I will report back.

NOT a BUFFET...A BANQUET! Yeah, it's kind of freaky being up this high. My ears pop in the elevator and I am considering dramamine for when I have to go downstairs again.

Hi Rach,
There may be some lag time between events experienced and when they're blogged about, but if I do it, you'll hear about it...well, mostly... well, a lot.

Emiline said...

Did I say buffet? I meant banquet.
Sorry. There are too many Golden Corrals around here.

Sue said...

I'm happy we cleared that up, Em. I don't know a Golden Corral from a golden arch...

Sue said...

The answer is lee-chee.