Wednesday, March 28, 2007

China, it is

Shanghai, to be exact is where we were. We've got some great guessers! I was really nervous going to China with my husband, but he really wanted me to go and see where he has been going for the last 5 or 6 years. It turned out that it wasn't so bad after all. But, we did stay downtown Shanghai, which in reality is just another large city--okay, REALLY large, but very modern. We stayed in a western hotel, so we had food that we could recognize!
a common form of transportation? maybe on the way to KFC...yes, they have KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut and McD's. No Wendys'...maybe because someone would ask..."where's the beef"?
The last day in China and I got all my Scotties done...albeit the one who got away in Bora Bora.
We were in an ancient city, about 1 1/2 hours outside Shanghai, about 1000 years old. We walked down tiny corridors along the river in the town of Xi Tong. Tom Cruise filmed one of his Mission Impossible movies here. Above is a picture of someone washing their clothes in the dirty river. Below is an old rescue boat they used for emergencies and the building behind it is kind of like the fire/rescue station.
Okay, I'm ready to go home....but I have one more trip to go on and this time it's with girlfriends. I have one day to do laundry, see the grandkids, my own kids, pay bills, repack and hit the road again. And this time I'll be where:
*the Dutch meet the Spanish
*their 50 cent coin is square
*the official language is papiamento
*it's known as the 'happy island'
where am I going?


The Calico Cat said...

I don't know where you are going, but the "Where's the beef" comment made me snort coca-cols, thankyouverymuch!

ruth said...

You are going to Aruba.

I'm very jealous of your trip to China.

Happy Valley Quilter said...

What an adventure. Have a wonderful time!

joyce said...

I have been to China twice (never to Shanghai though) and absolutely loved it. I'd go back in a minute if I had the chance. Loved your photos.

deborah said...

Hi, just found your page and noticed that you went to Shanghai this year and that you are a quilter! I am going there at the end of July this year. Did you find any good quilt stores there? Not a lot of info on the net.