Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Shanghai Surprise

I just returned from a short trip to the other side of the great (fire)wall - China. A short journey to a small village to check out a new vendor.

Since I could not create an itinerary that allowed me to get back to Taiwan without one more night's stay in China, I holed up in a budget hotel near Shanghai's Hongquai airport. Here are some highlights:
state-of-the-art* in-room entertainment system

"vintage", "aged" mini bar booze

technicolor carpeting, I did not dare tread upon it bare-footed

But at least the view was nice:
I didn't dare check the box spring for dismembered hookers. Just popped a couple of Advil PM and drifted off.

Still, I am very happy that I visited China early in my trip. It has made my visit to Taichung seem like the poshest place on earth. My current view from Hotel One:
More to come...

*for 1977


Doubledrumlin said...

I used to hate going to Taiwan. Then I started going to China a lot. Now Taiwan is a garden paradise that I don't mind going to at all. Have fun and don't eat too many Dork Flake Walffles.

Unknown said...

Deer penis goes a long way for virility. Or at least that is what they tell me. Or just use some Viagra.

Don't forget Christmas is coming up! You can never have too many carvings, regardless of the price.