I'm a foreigner, I don't speak

The display at the checkout didn’t work. The lady didn’t even try to tell me the prize in Chinese, just took a pencil and wrote it wordlessly on the back of an old receipt: 109,8 Yuan. I would have understood that.

Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall

Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall

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Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Lamp

The only thing I bought. Very useful. And only 32 Yuan (+ 2,90 Yuan for the bulb).

For they know not what they do

Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou

Ok, better than this.

Hongkou

Match your bedding to your dress. Or the other way round.

Hongkou

Better than living food.

Hongkou
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall

Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall

Questions about giant pandas

We were looking for flashcards but couldn’t find any. The Chinese don’t seem to know them. And on our first day all the shops had closed at 6 pm, even the Foreign Language Bookstore where we wanted to get preprinted ones. But I found something else in another bookstore:

Bookstore
Giant Pandas
Giant Pandas

Did you know that Giant Pandas usually don’t feel carsick?

85 Yuan

Shoe store

I needed cheap shoes to wear with a suit very fast. The shop was on my way home. I’ve never bought shoes that quickly, didn’t even try to bargain. Maybe that’s why he called me “pengyou”, friend, when I left. I didn’t understand much of the other things he said.

Shoes
Shoes

Fake market, Pudong

Fake Market

Entrance at the Metro station Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Fake Market
Fake Market

I mentioned before that I’m not a fan of these markets. This was the only interesting thing I found. Perhaps I’ll get one.

Watches, bags

Everyone always tries to sell you something. The sellers walk around like anyone else and then attack you. Especially if you’re a foreigner. Do foreigners buy watches and bags every other day? It’s been unpleasant on Nanjing Road but unbearable in and around the City Gold Temple.

Watches, Bags, ...

At first I countered the permanent “watches, bags, t-shirts, …” touting by showing my watch with a “look, I already have a great watch” but then realized that there has to be a better way to get rid of them. So I bought the card they’re always showing from one of the vendors and the next time someone approached me I did the same with him. Didn’t really work but at least it was great fun.

Watches, bags, ...

City Gold Temple

The tourist guide showed a great image of an empty bridge to Yuyuan Garden. What we found was an overcrowded City God Temple.

“Temple”, an interesting expression. I’d rather call it shopping mall or tourist center. Not the kind of thing I need. I don’t like it when everyone tries to sell me something. I prefer having a look and then talking to someone if I need help. No “here T-Shirt” or “very nice”. And – same thing in the supermarkets – everyone’s always pointing at some random thing as if it was the newest, greatest, best.

Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao

Wumei

No Pizza in Wumei

It’s not possible to take a pizza into Wumei. They put it in a locker and you get a ticket like this one.

Incorrect scale

I’m not the heaviest person on the planet but this scale is definitely wrong.

Extension cord
Not a plastic bag

Not a plastic bag.

Schnaps

Schnaps with 50 % by volume…

Meat
Candy
Toads

“Fresh”, alive.

Toads and fish
Fish
Shopping

The first things I bought for my new room.

Stamp

They like (red) stamps here. It was the first time I’ve gotten one on leaving a supermarket.

Cloud Nine Shopping Mall

Cloud Nine Shopping Mall
Cloud Nine Shopping Mall
Sushi

The first time I’ve been to a Sushi bar. I found out that I’m not that much of a Sushi fan.

Sushi
Hand Dryer
Hand Dryer