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Gemma’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 24 Dec 2006

Location: Shanghai, China

MapArrived in Shanghai, a little tired and sick. however we walked around the city. the are lots of high rise shopping malls, it is all very expensive and western.

the area along the water (the bund) is very nice but, very touristy. infact we are felling quite city'ed out. we are going for a river cruise along the river this afternoon, and checking out some markets.

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and santa is good to you. hope your day is not too stressful. have a beer and some christmas cake for us. cant wait to talk to you all!

We plan to go out for breakfast and lunch (probably have something western to celebrate xmas - maybe a brazilian bbq), before we get onto our overnight train in the afternoon. 26 hours long - so we are taking a case of beer to ease the pain.

our group has done a secret santa - the challenge being to get a present for 10 yuan - $1.80. we are giving them out on the train - something to break the boredom.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!!!!