Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On the road again - in Shanghai 5/18/2011

This is my first time visiting China in the summer – my fifth trip in total – previously being all in the winter and autumn. I am pleasantly surprised to see locals walking around in shorts and sandals - it was hard to imagine what their summer outfits would be. I have only been here a few hours (arrived this evening), but already I'm having some new experiences. Stepped out of the hotel and found an unfamiliar street to wander down. Tried to grab a beer at the Boxing Cat brewpub, where I had been once before, but it was closed. I was being forced to explore something new. Kept wondering and ended up in a French cafe filled with locals. Also passed another nice European-looking restaurant filled with locals, made a mental note for later. Then I took in a show at the JZ club, a famous Shanghai jazz club that, for one reason or another, I had never been able to make it to during showtime. Not bad for having arrived just this evening.

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