March 24, 2005

Alive and Well Near Shanghai

POST #    1624

Woo! My aunt and uncle have Internet access in their house!! To think that I went 24 hours without it. So scary. I have a feeling I'll be in this room a lot. Well, as much as I can.

After a six hour flight from New York to San Francisco, which wasn't too bad, and a two hour layover, we all boarded a long, long flight to Shanghai. Thirteen hours long. Brutal. What's worse is that they were having problems with their movies, so I just slept a lot.

Right now, I'm in Jiading, which is the birthplace of at least three generations of Maos (my father, grandfather, and great grandfather). It's about two hours away by car to Shanghai proper. I didn't get to observe too much about the town as it was almost 10 pm when we got here. I did notice a huge, well lit KFC though. Ahh, westernization. Lovely.

Perhaps more updates as time permits.

Posted by tien mao in Travel at 11:32 PM

 

 

Tien, you will see many many KFCs on the mainland. The Chinese love it. The best thing is watching them eat their bucket of fried chicken wearing restaurant-issued plastic gloves.

See if you can find this restaurant.

Posted by: astrid [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 25, 2005 4:56 AM

hey astrid. i haven't had a chance to actually go into kfc yet, but now that i know about the gloves, i might have to! i did snap a night-time picture of it's glowing lights though. no sightings yet of that hilarious knock off.

i've just got so many pictures that i'll have to share when i get back. and to think i've only been here one full day.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 25, 2005 8:12 AM

Just don't eat their spicy wings and stuff. They just found the seasoning KFC uses for the spicy wings in China contains the Sudan red color agent that's cancer causing. Stick to the standards, you'll be fine.

Posted by: Keith at March 25, 2005 8:24 AM

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