China, day 12
June 1, 2002
Right outside our hotel, the Chinese were practicing ballroom dancing every morning
The crowd is doin' it (movie file)
One or a few lead the dance, and hundreds follow
Making the right moves (movie file)
some were also practicing ballroom dancing at the airport
how to endure a long flight
All lined up, headed for Shanghai
Not only are the hills of Guilin terraced, each terrace also holds standing water for the rice!
the Guilin hills
Arriving in Shanghai, where the airport is located in the city itself
Alright, Shanghai - here we come!
Pretty hot, but not as humid as Guilin.
Who knew McDonald's make umbrellas?
In Shanghai, dryers are illegal (in modern houses) why you see a lot of laundry out in the sun. Great move!
Now the rest of the world's warmer countries need to follow...!
First stop in Shanghai was the largest Bhuddist temple in Shanghai
The temple is used even as there are many tourists inside
looking down on you
We had the opportunity to see some of the mass
They were playing drums and chanting (movie file)
Why so many tiles? Half the amount would do...?
It means good luck if you can make a coin stand up on this wooden sculpture
The reclining Buddha...somewhat different from the original
The original reclining Buddha
A very typical Shanghai skyline
Architecture is all along the "spacy" style
Evening event: Shanghai acrobatic show
Enjoy the acrobats diving through the loops (movie file)
The specatuclar loop hole finale (movie file)
These "lions" do very nice tricks...!
This poor guy is the only one not knowing the knives were never actually thrown at him
How to keep 18 plates spinning.... (movie file)
Wearing many different hats
Alright...time to go home and sleep...
Proceed to Day 13