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Jose had a great time with our tour guide. He was also practicing counting to 10 in Chinese. Jose heard that the sixth graders are practicing to greet their teachers in Chinese when they enter the classroom. Listen to the two sound files and practice Chinese!

Shanghai Tour

Shanghai, which means “Above the Sea” is China’s most populous city. with a population of 13 million. The Huangpu River is 68 miles in length and flows into the Yangzi River. Our first stop was the Jinmao Dasha. The building houses the world’s fastest elevator. We shot up into the air 88 floors in about […]

Yao Ming

People of Shanghai are very proud of one of their own. His name is Yao Ming and he was born September 12, 1980 in Shanghai, China. He is a Chinese professional basketball player and is currently considered one of the premiere centers in the National Basketball Association. At 7’6″ (2.29 m), Yao Ming is currently […]


We arrived safely in Shanghai. We flew for a little bit over 2 hours. Shanghai is about 773 miles from Hong Kong. The airport is humongous. As soon as we passed immigration and customs, we were met with our travel guide, Mr. Li. We felt very important arriving and someone holding up a sign with […]