Saturday, January 17, 2009

333 Magic Street!

What a day it was. From grocery shopping, to IKEA, to apartment hunting, to hair cutting, to a magical dinner out, and finally foot massages. The best part was by far dinner. Scott and I decided we wanted Mexican food so we looked up an address on the iPhone Shanghai Taxi Guide and hopped in a taxi. We had no idea where we were going, even when the taxi stopped. We were looking for 3338 Hongmei Lu, but the driver couldn't find it so we just got out somewhere close to it and walked. We found what we now call 333 Magic Street. Its a seemingly endless little road with no cars that has a whole bunch of restaurants that are not Chinese food. Thai, Indian, Iranian, Italian, German, Mexican, Spanish and it goes on. It was all lit up with lanterns for the approaching Spring Festival (its in January and also known as Chinese New Year). And most of the people there spoke English. It was really relaxing and Timmy slept in his stroller all the way through dinner.

Prior to this discovery, we took Timmy to get a hair cut. He sat on my lap the whole time and was remarkably well behaved. See picture.


Stephen said...

Thanks for all the updates. I love to see what you guys are experiencing each day/week and I really love seeing pictures. It's a similar excitement to getting mail!

Meghan said...

Apartment hunting? I thought you guys were already in a permanent place?

Scott, Katie and Timmy said...

We thought so too until our landlord sold it and the new owner won't honor the lease. So we can stay here until the end of February while we find a new place. It really stinks because we like it here!