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Member since Dec 2011 • Last active Apr 2019

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    My recommendations for things to do in SH:

    1. Walk along the Bund, take the public ferry over to the other side,
      gawp at tall buildings and have lots of people try to take pictures
      of you
    2. Go to a temple: Jing'an Temple is the most convenient but it's not the best or in anyway authentic. Longhua Temple is really nice and serene. Jade Buddha Temple has (surprise!) a massive jade buddha.
    3. The French Concession (or the french connection, as my mum calls it) is great for a wander, Tianzifang is good but touristy. Xintiandi is shit.
    4. Some good museums: Propaganda Museum, Shanghai Museum, Urban Planning Museum (my fave), West Bund art museums (power station, yuz, long museum, etc)
    5. The water towns nearby can be nice, I think Zhujiajiao is the easiest to get to (on line 17) though I've never actually been. Nicer ones are further away.
    6. Shopping - Huaihai Road is better than Nanjing Road. Swankiest malls are IAPM, IFC, Kerry Centre. Fake market is beneath the Science & Tech Museum on line 2, it's quite an experience but you can get some good stuff.
    7. Treat yourself - massages, bathhouses etc. Chinese massage is great and it's so cheeeeeap. Just don't accidentally go to a brothel like someone I know... There are a few bathhouses in SH, the korean or japanese ones are best, you bathe naked so don't go if you don't like lots of nudity.
    8. Have a cocktail at sunset by the Bund - Captains or Pop Bar are my choices.
    9. Too much food to list.... Shanghainese food is (in my opinion) horrible, but there's food from all over China and the rest of the world, ranging from cheap but delicious, to eyewateringly expensive but (hopefully) mouthwateringly good.

    That's all I can think of for now, I should get back to work...

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    Though if you're staying anywhere on the east side of the river I suppose the maglev is quite convenient, and literally anything is better than line 2 to the airport.

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    I actually find the maglev really scary so don't recommend it to people... I'm not keen on dying at high speed over a wasteland in Pudong new district.

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    Ahhh shit sorry I haven't logged in in a while! If you're still in Shanghai @atz then let me know, I live here!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'll give it a go - there's a pool close to my house. It's nowhere near healed yet so I just need to hold my horses!

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    I know I won't forget how to run - I'm just bored at the prospect of being sedentary for too long! Good idea about the guilt trips, I'll get working on my persuasive techniques!

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    I had my toenail removed on Wednesday - strict instructions not to walk for a week (back at work yesterday though) and next month's marathon is officially off.

    It didn't really hurt, just feels super weird. I'm feeling slightly at a loss as to what to do now. I ran through the sweaty (40 degrees) summer so I could enjoy the nice temperature now, my friends are planning trail races in awesome places and I guess I'll... do some walking in a few weeks? Obviously for the next week I will take it easy, but what should I do after that so I don't go out of my mind with boredom?

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    Oooh okay. Good to know. I'll tell work I won't be in the next day, they'll forget, make me come in, I'll do my patented codeine puke everywhere. Looking forward to it already.

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    One of my toenails has been a bit weird for a few years, but during the half marathon I did at the weekend it really, really hurt and after the race there was a lot of blood and pus (sorry to anyone reading this over breakfast) - doctor said it has multiple infections and needs to go. I've had toenails fall off before and it hasn't hurt, they just looked a bit gross.

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    I'm having my toenail surgically removed next week (yay?) and have some questions that I forgot to ask my doctor/had some language barrier issues with.

    1. Can I run between now and then? It doesn't really hurt to walk, no more than it just generally hurts anyway. I can't make it any worse, can I?? It was bleeding a lot the other day but has stopped.
    2. How long afterwards do I have to rest/not run?
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