I arrived into Shanghai on Sunday the 16th of June.
They say never use the taxis inside the airport but tiredness and jetlagged mixed I saw a sign for the Marriott hotel on one of the signs held up by a little Chinese woman so I ended up in a taxi to the Marriott. I was worried at first but settled into the journey into the city centre by looking out the widow and watching the Shanghai city come into focus.
I stayed at the Marriott. It’s very centrally located. I was upgraded to a suite because I prepaid for breakfast.
Wow so breakfast was a feast
There’s sections of food from India, Japan continental and of course Chinese I had Dahl and veg curry, veggie sushi, noodle with seaweed and tofu, Chinese dumpling which tasted of nothing, fresh melon, pickles and watermelon juice. Burp!
The traditional food was eaten in the traditional way . There was a large table of Indians close by the Indian food, they were tearing the beard with their hands and they ate the international cuisine with a fork.
Finding vegan food will be a challenge.
I wandered the hotel in the evening as I wanted to check out the restaurants. I wasn’t brave enough to walk out into the humid city just yet.
The Chinese restaurant after I show them a screen grab of “I don’t eat meat “ in Chinese had a bean curd dish,other than that it was fish in the Japanese restaurant and burger and pizza in the international restaurant.
I ended up in the lobby with edename beans, peanuts and a glass of red. I wanted to have my first Chinese meal but didn’t feel hungry enough for the bean curd.
I am looking forward to the new experiences both culturally and artistically and the challenges of not having the language.