Oliver gets lots of modeling work in Shanghai. Today he got to do a shoot with one of his good friends.
Oliver and I are usually the first up on the weekends and we enjoy going out for breakfast while the rest of the family is still sleeping. It is a bit hard to find places open before 8 on the weekends. We wandered around a while this morning, eventually found a coffee shop that opened at 7:30. Then after a pre breakfast snack we moved on to Mr. Pancake Plus which opened at 8.
Wake up early to catch the sunrise, but instead of setting up in front of the pool near the entrance with the rest of the people, just walk in and start exploring. You will have the place to yourselves for an hour or two while everyone else gathers out front to get the iconic photograph. Go ahead and skip that (there are tons of examples of that photo already out there) and see what you can find inside. Plus it won’t be so hot that early in the morning so you can climb around without turning into a soggy mess.
We had a chance to visit the terra cotta warriors in Xi’an this weekend. Amazing place!
We took a quick four day trip took Hainan, the Hawaii of China. Lots of time by the pool and on the beach. Very relaxing.
Some friends from Ann Arbor came to visit this week. Tonight we took them to a local noodle shop. 牛肉面