Tuesday, October 10, 2006


I went to Shanghai over the Asian Thanksgiving holiday. It was OK. I was there alone so it was a bit boring at night, but I saw a lot. It was my first trip to China. I did notice that the televison was a bit strange...in a communist way. Other than that though, capitalism is alive and well in Shanghai. A nice place to visit but a horrible place to try and breathe; the air is thick with all types of fumes. The water was no great shakes either. It was a great trip and only an hour and a half away from home. It the birthplace of the noodle and there are lots of noodles. It was pretty fun to watch them make the noodles. It's like a variation of a pizza spinner. Dinner on the street cost about a dime.