Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Shanghai Baby

I promise to tell detailed stories about Shanghai soon, but for now, here are a few of my favorite images from the trip. We're busy getting ready for our next foray out in the world- Hong Kong just in time for Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for travel!

Tiger Hill Pagoda

Old Town street art

Old Shanghai Teahouse. Isn't the tea gorgeous with the big red flower floating in it?
Old Canal Suzhou

Wedding portraits
Edible sugar art design on a stick. Amazing video of the whole creation to come soon...
About 10 times a day on the famous Nanjing Road, the busiest shopping street in Asia, I was approached by hawkers offering up astounding bargains on knockoff designer bags they pretended were real, "Lady, lady... want Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton?" When I didn't bite, they moved on to hustling fake Rolex and Breitling watches. Hmm... tempting, but no.

What I really regret not buying, however, was this small figurine of Chairman Mao enjoying a coke.
Oh, why didn't I just buy it? I felt horrible remorse once I returned to Okinawa and did a mad search online for one, but to no avail...now it's lost to me forever. Foolish me... why didn't I realize in the moment how awesome that is?


Stacie said...

But you do have the photo...I am collecting my memories and touchstones via my camera...packs up a lot better!

Shannon OD said...

That edible art looks incredible!! I can't wait to see the video of how that made that, it's really neat :-)

A.C. said...

The only place I've only been to in Asia is Japan, and I can't wait to see more of it. These photos are just one more driving force for me to get up and go!

My Hotel Life said...

Mary and Sean, Make sure to have lunch at the noodle bar at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong. It's truly one of my favorite places in HK.

Mary and Sean said...

Hotel Life,
Thanks for the tip about the noodle bar! We'll find it!

Ekua said...

Wow, everything looks so colorful! Of course pictures don't show everything, but it reminds me of Vietnam. Can't wait to hear the stories!

dave morris said...

mao drinking coke.

was recently in amsterdam and saw two versions of this in a shop window. i too took a photo and now regret not buying them


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