The largest holiday on the Chinese calendar is their New Year, or spring festival. Most Chinese will leave the big city and go 'home' for a week or so to be with their families. In Shanghai there is a large migrant population so the city probably decreases by 50% during this holiday. Most foriegners leave the country since this is a week off from work that most other countries in the world don't celebrate. The challenge is getting a ticket out.
|The view from the JW Shanghai looking down on People's|
Square and towards the Bund.
|It is still winter in Shanghai!|
|The fireworks at midnight.|
|Two envelopes with 10 RMB in each from the hotel. |
Money in envelopes is the Chinese traditional present.
|A dragon paraded through breakfast (see video).|
|Caomei wore the freaky Chinese mask, I guess because she|
was wearing here Chinese outfit.
|Relaxing on New Year's Day by the pool.|