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We celebrated Mia's sixth birthday just before I left for China.
In the dormitory
Leaving for Nanjing
Sun Yatsen Mausoleum
Nanjing's Ancient City Wall
The hotel room is not particularly remarkable but I was so happy to be in a nice comfortable hotel (very different from the dorm) that I couldn't resist taking some pictures.
On the way to Shanghai
These pictures really don't do this show justice. It was certainly a highlight of the trip. The performances were amazing.
Downtown Shanghai at night
I scanned this picture from a brochure we received.
We tasted various teas. Tourist are brought here to buy tea. The girl who was giving us the tea (which explanations in Japanese) was rather irritated with our group of Japanese students because none of them bought anything. I bought a little out of sympathy for this girt and it turned out to be much better than what I bought elsewhere. Perhaps the students (who considered themselves to be seasoned shoppers) weren't quite so wise after all.
I went to the old section of Shanghai to look for a place to by toys (for Mia and Leon). There I met Mr. Davis who was extremely helpful. I wound up buying some pearls from him (which Mariko was quite happy with).
Mr. Davis introduced me to Dr. Zhang, who practices traditional Chinese medicine. She has practiced in England and explained her assessment of my skin condition very well in English. Click here to read a medical article in Engish by Dr. Zhang.