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
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?