Monday, July 25, 2011
A stampless card and news from Shanghai
So today is Monday in China and I'm getting really tired. Thankfully, I've been sleeping pretty well but between the work and the travel and the sightseeing day I'm pretty pooped. I told my boss that we are protecting our brains from Alzheimer. Studies say that doing something new triggers things in the brain that keep it young. Trust me, when you are in a foreign city, you are 'on alert' in ways you are not when you are home. There is no such thing as auto pilot, but at the same time, it does tax on your energy levels when you are on 'alert' all day and evening long.
So, I am here in Shanghai and am absorbing the enormity of the city and the population. Driving into the city from the airport was like driving through the bronx over and over again. There are just sky scrapers and then more sky scrapers. There really are a LOT of people here. My hotel is in the financial side of town and it is pretty nice. Tonight we went to 'the bund' which is an area of the city near the river with great views of the city skyline. It was very pretty and high tech.
I am really looking forward to heading home in another day. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.