Just like old times
Since Valery's arrival, the two of us have been quite busy. We've been having dinner after dinner with old friends and classmates, lots of shopping (shopping in Shanghai is considerably cheaper than in Moscow!), and returning to places that we used to frequent.
Everyone is excited to have her back to visit. Next week, she will travel to Shenzhen for one week. Unfortunately, I can't go because of work. But I get her for 2 more weeks when she comes back.
Tonight was an interesting night. We ate at a nice restaurant on the Nanjing Lu, then we saw a police van pull up and chase after some illegal fake-goods (rolex, prada) vendors. We then got ice cream at the Hershey's store, which was right next to SH's peace cinema, the only IMAX in time. Scalpers were everywhere, due to the high demand for the movie "Avatar."