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China, Day 2

December 23, 2008

It’s a little warmer today, thank goodness!

I’m waiting for Mum to get up- even having a nice sleep in to Australian time means I’m up before Mum (Shanghai is 3 hours behind).   So I’m just waiting downstairs for my coffee to boil before we go out.

When you arrive in China, if you’re staying with a relative, you have to go to the local police station to register within 24 hours of your arrival.  We went down last night after Dad got home, so Bob, the driver, could take us.

We got to the station at about 7pm, and waited a few minutes while the only police officer at a counter finished his obviously-private phone call.  He took my documents, went over to the station’s computer, played around for a minute, then called over a younger officer- who had fairly decent English- who explained to us the computer wasn’t working and we’d have to come back tomorrow.

Mum made them promise not to penalize us when we go back today, but I’m a little nervous.

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3 comments

  1. One of my favorite Shanghai memories: The Shanghai Tourist Tunnel…


  2. (Please tell me that you are going to go back!!!)


    • How could I not, Megan, how could I not…



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