One young teacher told about her father visiting recently. She said he was afraid to leave the Shanghai links here where our son lives. He had gone out the wrong gate one day and was faced with guards that did not speak English. They would not let him back in. It frightened him to be locked out. You have to understand what that would be like.
|Pearl Tower...a landmark so we won't get lost!
|(photo by b)
If we were staying somewhere else, the first place we would locate would be a metro station. This wonderful transportation system will take you anywhere you need to go.
Taxi's are always available so, if we decide to use one, we will carry business cards with the address on Chinese. Even travel books have the locations written in Chinese in the back of the book. Just get us to a metro station and we will be fine.
Afraid? Well yes, it is a little intimidating and my heart is in my throat a lot of the time. I am very lucky my husband is up for the adventure too. But here in China we feel safe. Unlike Bangkok, for example, the charlatans do not lurk between buildings or in dark alleys.
Be well and stay posted.