I made it back home from China earlier today and am trying to stay up till near my normal bedtime. Actually, I am not too tired, so it probably won’t be a problem. It will probably be a problem to get to sleep.
In the picture above are the Xian Noodles that I had during the first week. I was back there again without my Chinese colleagues the second week and boy was it fun ordering. We were using translation apps on phones to figure out what to order. I had a colleague with me from India who could not eat certain meats and we had to figure out which dishes had what meats.
I had a few comments about this picture after I wrote my post Dinner in Shanghai. Yes, that is a chicken foot and no I did not eat it. However, I ate the noodles and other bits and pieces that were in the soup so definitely had a taste of chicken feet.
Some of my favorite pictures from the trip were taken in an area near the hotel called Holland Town or Holland Village. See the two posts I wrote about them for more pictures: Holland Town at Night and Holland Town in the Afternoon
I also got to see three of the tallest buildings in the world. See: A Tall Trio
The skyline has really changed during the 16 years that have passed since my first visit to Shanghai. I really need to pull out some of the old pictures and do a comparison.
I also got to visit my favorite dumpling shop over the weekend. Click on Shanghai Dumplings for a post that I wrote last year after my last visit to Shanghai.
Now to go check on my first loads of laundry, eat something for dinner and get to bed.