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This is my new roommate. I can’t pronounce his name but it’s something like “dangdang”. Apparently his ears are like this because he’s from the USA… ! 
I am so so sleep-deprived. Last night I was driven crazy by the guangzhou mosquitoes. they bit every inch of my skin. Had to sleep in my jeans with a towel over my head but it didn’t stop them getting to me. Luckily they don’t have mosquitoes in Shanghai.  
I woke up at 5 with this eerie telephone ringing by my bedside and a robot concierge telling me to get up - this is wake up call for miss eva —- this is wake up call for miss eva —- this is wake up call for miss eva. I then walked out of the deserted building like a zombie into the pink dawn-lit car park and there was an old chinese man doing backward walking laps… 
After a 2hr flight, I finally made it to Shanghai. I took the Maglev train, which is a levitating train and as I saw from the display, we rocketed towards the city from 0 to 300km/h. The best way to arrive into a new city. 
It took me a while to find the apartment (which I arranged thru airbnb.com), but people in the streets were  friendly and everyone I asked helped me out. 
My room’s on the 10th floor of a tower block in the Xuihui district. Though it’s hot in the daytime, the nights are freezing cold and the walls are like paper. Looking out my window you can see the lasers from the distant skyline, raised highways, malls, and building sites… 

This is my new roommate. I can’t pronounce his name but it’s something like “dangdang”. Apparently his ears are like this because he’s from the USA… ! 

I am so so sleep-deprived. Last night I was driven crazy by the guangzhou mosquitoes. they bit every inch of my skin. Had to sleep in my jeans with a towel over my head but it didn’t stop them getting to me. Luckily they don’t have mosquitoes in Shanghai.  

I woke up at 5 with this eerie telephone ringing by my bedside and a robot concierge telling me to get up - this is wake up call for miss eva —- this is wake up call for miss eva —- this is wake up call for miss eva. I then walked out of the deserted building like a zombie into the pink dawn-lit car park and there was an old chinese man doing backward walking laps… 

After a 2hr flight, I finally made it to Shanghai. I took the Maglev train, which is a levitating train and as I saw from the display, we rocketed towards the city from 0 to 300km/h. The best way to arrive into a new city. 

It took me a while to find the apartment (which I arranged thru airbnb.com), but people in the streets were  friendly and everyone I asked helped me out. 

My room’s on the 10th floor of a tower block in the Xuihui district. Though it’s hot in the daytime, the nights are freezing cold and the walls are like paper. Looking out my window you can see the lasers from the distant skyline, raised highways, malls, and building sites… 

— 11 hours ago with 3 notes
#china  #shanghai  #travel 
你好!
I have arrived in CHINA after a very turbulent 11 hr flight. Was expecting to sleep on the airport floor tonight as my connection to Shanghai’s tomorrow, but I somehow tracked down this complimentary apartment… It has a kitchen, a bay window seat and a bath with a view. So surprised after reading such terrible reviews about China Southern. So far I have no complaints at all!  
The little I’ve seen of China has been interesting; the short mini-van from the airport (drivers noticeably less reckless than Thai) drove through allotments in the sunset with people working in them with flashtorches (forgot how much i’ve missed asian sunsets) and straight into a shopping district with flashing neon chinese everywhere you looked. I definitely need to get myself a guidebook tomorrow. Oh, and a gas mask. You can feel the smog in the atmosphere, and it smells different here too.
The hotel is huge and it’s quite unnerving when you look out the window at the hundreds of dark rooms and a building site 7 floors down… I swear I’m the only person in it. Pheww just heard a door bang shut. Love and Happy Easter! x

你好!

I have arrived in CHINA after a very turbulent 11 hr flight. Was expecting to sleep on the airport floor tonight as my connection to Shanghai’s tomorrow, but I somehow tracked down this complimentary apartment… It has a kitchen, a bay window seat and a bath with a view. So surprised after reading such terrible reviews about China Southern. So far I have no complaints at all!  

The little I’ve seen of China has been interesting; the short mini-van from the airport (drivers noticeably less reckless than Thai) drove through allotments in the sunset with people working in them with flashtorches (forgot how much i’ve missed asian sunsets) and straight into a shopping district with flashing neon chinese everywhere you looked. I definitely need to get myself a guidebook tomorrow. Oh, and a gas mask. You can feel the smog in the atmosphere, and it smells different here too.

The hotel is huge and it’s quite unnerving when you look out the window at the hundreds of dark rooms and a building site 7 floors down… I swear I’m the only person in it. Pheww just heard a door bang shut. Love and Happy Easter! x

— 1 day ago with 4 notes
#china  #travel 

Photos in the biomes at eden project  in cornwall. Check out the amazing zoom on my nokia ;) 

— 4 days ago with 1 note
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