Tuesday, May 09, 2006

My parents' visit

They are brave!
They came with an organized tour visiting Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Suzhou, Hangzhou and finally Shanghai, and then stayed with us for other two weeks. They emptied the stock of watches and brand shirts of the whole city!, and they want to come back coz they feel they didn't buy enough stuff!! Anyway, they ahd come with their friends Vicente and Pilar, we took them out for dinner at a very good restaurant at Nanjing Dong Lu, where they serve a delicious Beijing Roast Duck, and then their friends left back to Spain with the rest of the tour group.
We were planning to take them to some water village around Shanghai, but after having been in Suzhou and Hangzhou, we finally remained here for the whole time. But non stop shopping: Xiangyang market (they went there countless times), Qi Pu market also a couple of times, the antique market at Duolon Rd. (a great discovery! I have to go to that Old Movie Cafe there sometime), the new fabrics market (where I ordered a suit and three shirts), and the Hong Kong Plaza, and I'm sure that I am forgetting something...
In the end, I am surprised of how well they adapted to the city, to the food (they loved the hotpot!) and also how well Jenny and they get on together :)
Yesterday morning I left them at Pudong airport, and came back in the cool Maglev train (430km/h). And back to school!!

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