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A Relaxing Day in Shanghai

Today I thought I would do very little. I felt I needed one of the days.

Yesterday I saw a barbers a few doors up from the hostel, so I thought I would pop in a for a chop. I got more than I bargained for. I thought we had clearly conversed that I would like a number two all over. What I got was a zero. This is the least amount of hair I have had since I was a baby.

Then it was of to see the ‘Peoples Park’ to read my book. If I am honest I was expecting more of the park. Though there was lots of people with umbrellas on the ground with a piece of A4 size paper stuck to it with some information on it. I was not sure what it was all about and when I asked at the hostel reception they were not sure either. My guess is that was either people trying to get a job or a date.

From there, and because it was raining, I went to a coffee shop to read my book. After which I went for wander around the main shopping street leading to the Bund and got myself a Subway meal.

As I passed the Metro I hopped on to go to Lilong and Longtang which Lonely Planet describes as a ‘charming realm that lets you discover the personable aspect of the city’ With it being so close to The Bund it was a completely different world but I am not too sure about it being that personable.

From here it was back to the hostel to relax, read and watch a few episodes of Idiot Abroad, it was interesting watching the episode regarding the Trans-Mongolian Express retrospectively.

Tomorrow I have a Metro and public bus trip to the Zhujiajiao water town, which I imagine to be a sort of Chinese version of Venice with water running through the centre of the town.

By Mark

The areas of life I am most interested in are great design, the golden ratio, minimalism, Pareidolia (faces in everyday objects), micro living and finally I will be searching for remarkable human beings who use the power of their mind to achieve amazing effects.

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